Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Christmas Miracle

At Christmas each year, Ryan's family gives us pieces to the Willow Tree Nativity. My favorite piece of the set is Mary holding baby Jesus.

Her posture speaks volumes. Looking at her I imagine what the expression on her face must have been: one of complete awe and wonder.

This wooden figurine challenges me to take time to get on my knees and thank God for the precious gift of His son. It challenges me to have an attitude of awe about the miracle of Christmas.

Baby Jesus came so small. So helpless. So vulnerable. So dependent. So tiny.

We serve a God of miracles. And to me the greatest miracle ever was that He sent his Son to this earth through a teenage girl in an amazing, miraculous way.

May we each be filled with peace and awe and wonder as we ponder that miracle today. Christmas blessings to you all family and friends!

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