Monday, December 19, 2011

A son who saves

The life of Jesus reaches new depths in my heart. His birth, his life, the ultimate sacrifice brings tears of pain and undeserving joy.

I play the song Mary Did You Know with a heavy heart. A young woman carrying the Savior of mankind in her womb. I imagine the fears she chose to replace with faith as she showed pregnant to the world. My heart aches for the pain she must have felt as her son hung on that cross. A believer yet so human in her motherly pain.

Matthew 27:45-55
"...darkness came over the land. About the ninth hour Jesus
cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachtani?/
-which means, 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?'
...Many women were there watching from a distance.. Among them Mary"

Could she even stand? Could she bear to watch? Surely she heard his cries.

God knew, he knew every detail of what was to come. Not only the birth of his innocent child, but the way in which Jesus would leave this Earth as well. Yet the ultimate sacrifice was made. For you, for me..

Let us celebrate this gift
Merry Christmas

(I added the song for you to listen to onto the play list to the right)