Posts Tagged ‘Gabriel’

 

Yesterday we celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ. Today we think about just what His birth meant to Mary, his mother – How must she have felt to know that in her arms she was holding the Son of God?

What an awesome responsibility Mary and Joseph had to nurture their son, God‘s Son. I don’t know about you, but I think I would have crumbled under the pressure, thankfully Mary and Joseph weren’t me, and they did a wonderful job of caring for and looking after Jesus as he grew from a baby into man who saved the world!

Child of Love

Child of wonder, close Your eyes
Rest here in my arms tonight
Someday You will save the world
But tonight I’ll hold You right here in my arms
 
Precious miracle of life, child of love
Gift of hope, the gift of light from the Father above
And You were made for all mankind
You will always be mine, child of love
 
Gabriel‘s promise has come true
God has blessed this world with You
And as I humbly hold You now
In my heart I know I’m holding Heaven’s child
 
Precious miracle of life, child of love
Gift of hope, the gift of light from the Father above
And You were made for all mankind
But You will always be mine, child of love
 
Precious miracle of life, child of love
Gift of hope, the gift of light from the Father above
And You were made for all mankind
But You will always be mine, child of love
 
Child of wonder, close Your eyes

You are perfection promised
Giver of life for all eternity
My little one, perfect love

Mary willingly took on the responsibility of giving birth to God’s one and only Son, despite the stigma she would face because she was a virgin.

How strong must her faith and trust in God have been to take on that responsibility!

Mary puts us all to shame doesn’t she, as when God asks us to do much less life-changing things, we can be quick to either ignore His calls to us, or say “No” to Him.

This Christmas, let’s take the lead from Mary, and be willing to do whatever God asks us to do, whatever that means as far as our current way of life is concerned.