I’ve always had a lot of questions about the birth of Jesus.   Being a birth photographer and giving birth twice myself, I know there’s a story behind each birth.  I wonder how long Mary’s labor was?  Did she have difficulty or was it a fairly easy process (as easy as birth can be)?  Was Joseph the only person with her?  Did they know how to cut the cord and deal with any postpartum complications ?

There are a lot of unanswered questions, but some things I know for sure:

1 ) A virgin conceived a child

2 ) He was no ordinary child

3 ) He was fully God

4 ) He was fully human

5 ) He grew in wisdom and stature

6 ) He was loved by “sinners”

7 ) Hated by religious people

8 ) He was crucified ( aka: endured a long, painful, torturous death)

9 ) He gave His life so that everyone could be forgiven every sin ever committed throughout all of time.

10 ) On the third day He rose from the dead, He lives today, and desires to have an intimate relationship with every human who opens the door and invites Him in.

Prayer: Jesus thank you for the gift of love you gave your creation.  Thank you that there is coming a day when you will wipe away every tear, right every wrong, and dwell forever with all who have put their trust in you.


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