The Sunday Scripture that I chose yesterday was Mary’s Song from Luke 1. I am so intrigued by Mary. I think it comes from having two December babies.
I absolutely loved being pregnant at Christmas time. I thought of Mary so often while I was 9 months pregnant with my boys. She went through the same things that I did. She felt Jesus’ kicks and flips in her womb. She got to know him so well as he grew in her. She traveled a long distance when ready to give birth, when I was waddling around close to home. She gave birth in a barn when I was in the hospital with lots of help and an epidural. What amazing faith she had and what a very interesting life she was able to lead.
My favorite CD to play every Christmas is One Silent Night. I’m not sure that you can even get a hold of this CD anymore, but I love it. A lot of the songs are from Mary’s perspective and right at the birth of Jesus. All of the songs are sung by female Christian artists and it is just beautiful!
I have been so stressed the past several days, but I’m trying to slow down these days before Christmas and stop the Christmas stress. I want to remember what we are celebrating. Santa is a lot of fun and I love, love that tradition with the kids. But I want to make sure I have my focus on Mary’s boy child.