December 18, 2011

Soul-Feeding Sunday: Did She Know?

As I nursed sweet baby George in the wee hours this morning, I found myself stroking his velvet-soft skin and pondering what lies ahead in his future. What will he be? What will he do? How will the world be made better because he’s in it?

As I contemplated all these things, my mind drifted to another mother, one cradling a newborn baby nearly two thousand years ago. 

Do you think as Mary held her son, as she meticulously counted his toes and fingers (as all mothers do), that she pondered the places those little feet would someday trod and the miracles those hands would perform? Could she possibly have had any concept as she gazed down at his sweet face the impact that wee creature would have on the future of all mankind?

The most unlikely of settings, the least likely of characters: one stable in Bethlehem, one tiny infant cradled in his mother’s arms. 

Only God himself could have written a story so perfect.



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3 Responses to Soul-Feeding Sunday: Did She Know?

  1. Lookiewhatidid December 18, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Beautifully written…there is nothing else I can say but sit here, watch and listen to the video and drink my coffee as I cry. I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in the hustle and bustle and forget what it’s all about.

    Thank you for reminding us that we are celebrating a true MIRACLE on the 25th!!

    Merry Christmas

  2. Mary Beth December 18, 2011 at 3:48 pm #

    So well stated….I never fully grasped to any depth how Mary must have felt until I became a mother myself. When I think of how she must have loved Him and wanted to protect Him my heart aches for her sacrifice and of course HIS and his Father’s. I love the song ‘Breath of Heaven’ by Amy Grant…another beautiful song regarding Mary and her Son.

    Have a blessed, beautiful Christmas.
    hugs, mb

  3. Jen @ My Own Road December 19, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    Love this song, and I totally agree. I can’t imagine my own little son being harmed in any way, so I can’t even begin to wonder how Mary must have felt knowing her son had the weight of the human race on his shoulders. It really puts things in perspective

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