Thursday, December 22, 2011


Luke 2:11-14  "For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign to you; you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger."  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men.

I have been reading this portion of scripture at Christmastime ever since I was a young girl, and I never get tired of reflecting on it all.    As I have gotten older I have thought about what it might have been like to have been Mary's mother.  Here is your young, unmarried daughter, out traveling a long distance from home, about to give birth without you around to help.  Or any other woman for that matter.  How anxious she must have been.  Or to be Mary herself.  Suddenly finding yourself ready to give birth to who you KNEW to be the promised Messiah, and yet unable to find any place to be except for an old stable full of animals.  Or was a young man doing his best to find a place for his young betrothed wife to give birth, no doubt anxious and concerned, and wishing there was some place else to go.  And yet, it was all as it was suppose to be.  God's Son, the King of kings, came into this world in a lowly manger in Bethlehem to save us all from our sins.  I love to think of what the sight and sound of those angles praising God that night might have been like.  Unbelievably glorious I imagine.

The angels are rejoicing over the reconciliation between God and His eternally beloved creation!

I want to wish all of my blogging friends a glorious and joy filled Christmas!  Enjoy the time spent with your family and friends, and my prayer would be that we all grow closer to Him in the coming year.  



  1. Oh thank you for that, I never thought about Mary's mother. That is something good to reflect on today, while I am baking.
    Enjoy your family and I wish you a wonderful Christmas too.
    I am very blessed to have got to know you this year, I hope to get better acquainted in 2012

  2. This is something I've never given thought to, Debbie. I have of course thought of Mary and Joseph but not Mary's mother. The Holy Spirit had to be working among all of them for it to have all come to pass as it did. All was in God's plan and timing. So wonderful.
    My prayer for all of us is also to grow closer to the Lord in 2012. If we seek Him we will surely find Him--He promised!
    Have a beautiful Christmas!

  3. Beautifully written Debbie, thanks for sharing this prospective.
    Wishing you and your family a most blessed and joyous Christmas.
    Much love,

  4. Dearest Debbie, From our home to yours, Christmas blessings. I have loved getting to know you this year and sharing life with you! You are such a blessing and I look forward to sharing more with you this coming year.
    Love, Noreen

  5. It's so interesting, trying to imagine what that first Christmas was like ... how so many were affected (directly or indirectly).

    Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas!

  6. Blessings to you for a wonderful, memory making Christmas as we celebrate our dear Savior's birth!

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your precious family Debbie!



  8. Your thoughts and blog share is just sublime!!! And the photo of the "Live" Nativity scene is breathtaking.

    Happy Christmas and Merry New Year.

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  9. Merry Christmas Debbie, to you and yours!!!
    : ) Love,

  10. Hope your Christmas was great! I've been fairly sick. Going to the dr.s today and hopefully get some medicine. Enjoy these final days of 2011. Praying God's rich peace and strength over you as you embark into the new days of 2012.


  11. Written like a true mother! You do have a mother's heart Debbie. Thank you for the Christmas greetings and I look forward to reading about yours soon.

    Merry Christmas season to you!

    Blessings and love,


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