Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Praise

Luke 2: 1-7

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.


One of my favorite Christmas songs off one of my favorite Christmas CD's. What must Mary have been thinking as she held her son? This little boy who would save the world?

May this song bless you today:)


  1. Beautiful...

    I often wonder how Mary felt during her pregnancy. Fear, humiliation, shame? Or did she face people's stares and whispers with courage, lifting her head high?

    But you're right, Susan. All those emotions probably flew right out the stable opening when she held baby Jesus!

  2. The Scripture you quoted got me thinking...sometimes during the Christmas season, I get so annnoooyyyed when extra things are added to my calendar, extra responsibilities pop up. It's such a busy time...BUT, reading your post today, I got to thinking, hmm, what must it have felt like to be Mary and Joseph, pregnant in a crazy way, already dealing with the craziness of that, then they're suddenly told, oh, dude, you gotta go to your hometown to register for a census. Talk about annoyance.

    Makes me realize I have nothing to complain about...and that I could definitely learn something from Mary's faithful acceptance of the craziness of her life!

  3. Dora - she had to have a huge measure of courage, didn't she? Not sure I'd be that courageous.

    Melissa - so, so, sooooo true! All week I've joked that I need running shoes on this week. I think I needed that insight:)

  4. That's a BEAUTIFUL song! I've never heard it before, so thanks so much for sharing it! : )

  5. She knew He was the Savior of the world, yet I'm not sure she understood what that would entail. Awesome to consider!

    Thanks for stopping by Life Lessons! You're right about Elisabeth and Mary - neat to think that they could share their praises and concerns with one another. God certainly IS in the details! God bless!

  6. Michelle -thought you'd like it:) Their entire Christmas CD is one of my favs, though I do love Barlow Girl anytime.

    Maria - you're welcome! I loved your post today ~ great reminder of how important family is.