Merry Christmas! For Unto Us A Child Is Born. Today is the day that Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus. There is a lot of controversy about the “day” Jesus was born since it is not mentioned in the Bible. But, it doesn’t matter if this is the “actual” date or not; it is about celebrating the fact that he was born. He humbled Himself by taking a human form and was born in a humble setting.

Isaiah 9:6

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

I have been giving a little thought to this. Jesus Christ, the Savior, and Lord of the Universe was born in a stable. What would that have felt like from a mother’s point of view? We all want the best for our children, so would you have wanted your child to have been born in a stable? Would you have wanted your child to be ridiculed and crucified? Mary, did you know?

Mary had no way of knowing all that was to come when she gave birth to Jesus, but God knew. God knew that He was sending His one and only son to earth and He knew what the outcome was going to be. He Knew! I’ve recited John 3:16 so many times that I have somehow let the meaning and the power of the verse leave me.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

This verse starts out with, “For God so loved the world” He loved “us” so much! Here comes the hard part, “that he gave his only begotten son.” Do you love anyone enough that you would sacrifice your child, your one and only child? I can’t even begin to comprehend that amount of love. I can not even begin to comprehend the sacrifice that was made. Now for the beautiful part, “that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life!” Believe, trust, and have everlasting life.

I have always wondered about Abraham when he took his only son, Isaac, to give as a sacrifice to the Lord. He trusted that the Lord was going to provide. He trusted when the Lord told him to sacrifice Isaac. He trusted! This was a powerful illustration of complete trust. To be honest, I don’t know if I would have passed that test. I’m glad that I wasn’t in his shoes because I don’t know if I could have taken my child knowing “he” was to be the sacrifice. I just don’t know.

But I do know that Jesus was God’s sacrifice. I know that He was born, and He was crucified so that we might have everlasting life. I know that the Lord loved us enough to sacrifice His son. I know that today, and every other day, I celebrate His birth.

Merry Christmas everyone!

To God Goes The Glory!
Have A Blessed Day!

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  1. Kathy Lowe says:

    Wonderful post! Thank you!

  2. Beautiful, thank you for posting. Merry Christmas, Tania and Joe.

  3. Merry Christmas Tania. Thank you for posting my favorite Christmas song.

  4. Mary did you know is one of my favorite songs. Thank you for posting the pentatonicx version. It was beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. Merry Christmas, Tania, and Joe. God bless you.

  6. Thank you this beautiful post. Merry Christmas

  7. Beautiful post, Tania. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  8. It is not the things that we gift today but ultimately belief that God so loved the world… times seem bleak but have Faith and hope. thank you for sharing your beliefs.

  9. Loved your message and the song.
    Thank you for sharing.❤️
    Merry Christmas🎄

  10. Patricia W says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I read your blog everyday. I seldom comment but would hate to miss a day of your inspirational posts and your fashion blogs. Thank you for all you do to inspire us ladies over 50.

  11. Merry Christmas to you & your family! Thank you for your weekly & Sunday posts. It has become an enjoyable part of my day.

  12. Merry Christmas! Thank you for this reminder of the reason for Christmas…the greatest gift ever.

  13. One of my favorite holiday songs! Particularly sung by PTX!

  14. Merry Christmas! Thank you for this message!

  15. Ginger Hiller says:

    Merry Christmas Tania! What a beautiful post you shared with us. Good luck to you and Joe on learning how to speak French. That’s a great way to help keep your minds sharp. I have a delayed question for you regarding the black corduroy jeggings you have shared with us. Do they fit more like regular pants or leggings in the buttocks area? Thank you!

    1. They are like regular pants.

  16. Merry Christmas!! Enjoy your quiet time together!! I love the song “Mary did you know”

  17. Debby Russell says:

    I love that song, Mary did you know!
    The best Christmas song ever!

  18. Jennifer Skipper says:

    Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas and God Bless.

  19. Marci Hutchison says:

    Wonderful message today!
    Merry Christmas to You & Your Family!

  20. Stephenie SP says:

    🤦‍♀️ Oh for the love of the sweet baby Jesus, she knew.

  21. Sandy Purnhagen says:

    Merry Christmas Tania to you and your family! Blessings in 2023….🎄🎉

  22. Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  23. Thank you so much for this beautiful post Tania. Merry Christmas!

  24. Cherry Spiers says:

    What an inspirational message. Today above all we need o be reminded of the depth of His “sacrifice” and love.

  25. Kathleen OBrien says:

    to God be the glory! we walk by faith not by sight. we are so loved!

  26. Thank you for your Sunday posts! So much to think about. They are always my favorite of the week❣✝️

  27. Susan Lybrand says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all of your family. Thanks for your Christian example who gives us weekly inspiration.

  28. “Born to set His people free!”
    Merry Christmas!

  29. Barb Broeckelman says:

    Awesome post on God’s love for each of us.

  30. Jeanine Kesey says:

    Merry Christmas! And think of Joseph! He stood by Mary. The Lord chose two extraordinary people to raise our savior. I heard a new Christmas song this year called “She must have stared at him all night”. How true. Can you imagine? Holding this Messiah sent to save the world. Thank you Jesus.

  31. Patti Lou says:

    Love your post. Merry Christmas!

  32. Mandy Hopson says:

    Thanks for the encouragement

  33. Jacque Abell says:

    Amen! Those that don’t believe are missing out. Go’d’s love is unconditional and magnanimous!

  34. Mary Carol Garrison says:

    Merry Christmas to you!! Thank you for your inspiring posts. 🎄🎁❤️🎅🏻

  35. Jenniffer Groski says:

    Praise God and the blessing of the gift of Jesus! Merry Christmas!

  36. please keep us updated on the Rosetta Stone. I’ve wanted to try it for years but at my age….

  37. Merry Christmas Tania! Wishing much joy and blessings to you and your family this coming year!

  38. Lori Lorenzini says:

    Thank you for your post today.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, may the peace and joy of the season be with you all year.

  39. Suzanne Herder says:

    Merry Christmas Tania and family.
    Enjoyed your post today. Very cold here in Ontario as well.
    Keep warm and enjoy the day.

  40. Lori Lorenzini says:

    Thank you for your post today, how very difficult it would have been to give birth in a stable. But Mary was so trusting in God that she never questioned what was meant to be.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family may the peace and joy of the season be with you all year.

  41. connie klappenbach says:

    I look forward to your post everyday, especially your bible stories . Thank you for your meaningful, uplifting messages.
    You also have a Blessed day.

    1. Your words make so much sense of the Bible. My understanding of it comes thru. Love to read all you write.
      Merry Christmas to you and your family ❤️🎄

  42. Meredith Wiggins says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. My wish for the New Year is that I carry the joy of Jesus in my heart daily and share it with others.

  43. Cheryll Sampson says:

    Merry Christmas! I have only one son, and I agree with you, have always thought how hard that would be. But I am so thankful God loved us enough to do what He did. Thank you for posting.

  44. Barbara Edwards Armacost says:

    Merry Christmas Tania to you and your family!!

  45. What a fitting Christmas post!! I think about Mary’s mom as well. Although we know nothing about her, she obviously raised quite a daughter! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

  46. I look forward to your Sunday post. Thank you for the message each week.

  47. Love your posts and your positive messages. Merry Christmas!

    1. Beautiful message! Thank you Tania. Wishing you and Joe a Merry Christmas and abundant blessings in 2023.

  48. Merry Christmas to you and Joe!

  49. Debbie LaFleur says:

    Christ’s birth is the most beautiful gift we’ve ever received!

    Merry Christmas!

  50. What a beautiful message on this special day!

  51. Joan Henry says:

    Merry Christmas to you!

  52. Thank you for your Christmas message ! I have had a lot of the same thoughts about Mary, can’t imagine what it was for her to carry the Christ child inside her womb.
    Stay warm! Love your posts !!!❤️

  53. I love your little devotional! I can’t imagine the kind of love God has for us. I also can’t imagine Mary and all she went through from Jesus birth in a stable to His death on the cross. Have a blessed Christmas!

  54. Stephanie says:

    Merry Christmas Tania!

  55. Merry Christmas! Thank you!!

  56. Mari Heverly says:

    Thank you for offering affordable options. I’m a big thrifter so buying $80+ jeans are not in my vocabulary.

  57. Tammy Roark says:

    My favorite version of Mary did you know is mark Lowry who wrote it. I saw him with the Gaithers a few years ago and it was beyond amazing!! Merry Christmas!!!

  58. I hope y’all have a wonderful Christmas!

  59. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks to God’s love and mercy on the world, we have received the most precious gift, Jesus Christ and our salvation. Praise God! Merry Christmas, Tania!

  60. Kelly O’Leary says:

    Thank you for your beautiful Christmas reflections. Opening up and responding to god’s love as Mary did is the project of my life! Thank you for reminding me. Merry Christmas!

  61. Janice Wooldridge says:

    merry christmas!!!!

  62. Merry Christmas! I often ponder all this as well. I like how Mary trusted the Holy Spirit through all her life . I am so thankful for Jesus the light of the world. It is just me and my husband this year for Christmas., I have had much time for prayer and thought during this time, as I got covid 9 days ago. Husband is taking care of me and remains well . Thank you for your deep faith and witness. Merry Christmas! Blessings

  63. One of my favorite songs! I can’t imagine the thoughts Mary had during this time of her life! Thanks so much for sharing this. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you for your encouraging and inspiring words about Jesus during this Christmas season. What a sacrifice God made for us through Jesus. May God bless you and your family today and in this coming year.
      Merry Christmas!

  64. Sharon J. says:

    As the mother of an only son, I can’t imagine being in Mary’s shoes. The joy of his birth and the agony of his death. I thank God each day for his and Mary’s sacrifice.

  65. Merry Christmas to you.

  66. Rosalinda Salcedo says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your husband!! May God bless you and yours!!

  67. Have a blessed holiday!

  68. Absolutely beautiful post Tania. Nothinb more to say. God bless you.

    1. Alanna Woodfin says:

      Merry Christmas!

  69. Merry Christmas! Mary did you know is one of my favorite songs and as always you touched my heart with your message. May God continue to use your words as inspiration to us all.

  70. Merry Christmas! One of my favorite songs!!

  71. Merry Christmas! Mary, Did You Know? One of my favorite Christmas songs.

  72. Tania,
    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Each day I open your blog, I receive a “gift” from you! Many others have said exactly what I feel about your style, humor, and wit so I won’t repeat. Just know that I appreciate all you do for us gurls; you make us feel like close friends!

  73. Well said, my friend! God bless you. Merry Christmas!

  74. I love this song, and I’ve often thought the same things about the sacrifice made for us. So unworthy, but so grateful. Merry Christmas!

  75. Thanks for sharing that beautiful video. I was not familiar with that group, but I will be now! Many thanks and Merry Christmas.

  76. Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful blessed holiday.

  77. Velvet Hobson says:

    Thank you for such a beautiful reminder of what the season s really about.

  78. Connie k. says:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS you are an inspiration. Thanks for all your gifted blogs.

  79. Merry Christmas, I have been to 3 Carol services this last week and it was nice to see all 3 churches packed, last night went to the church of the village where I was born which is quite big and it was really full. This village is famous for the execution of Mary Queen of Scots so full of history.

  80. Carla Parham says:

    Merry Christmas.

  81. Merry Christmas Tania and Joe!