WOW. Where did the year go? Things are pretty hectic here with work and all the family heading into town. I have so many notes of things I would like to write and I promise this will be the last ‘repost’. (I hope) This one is from December 2010 and I have updated it for the repost. Enjoy.
Faith Hill sings the song “A Baby Changes Everything*”, the story of Jesus’ who came to Earth and changed the world. If you have not seen the video or heard the song, click on the title above.
A year ago I had just returned from Montana. God had perfect timing in our lives. I am in retail and could only get away for a few days. My youngest daughter was due to give birth Christmas Eve. However, as I landed on the 10th she was already in the hospital in labor. I was able to be there for the birth of her first child and our first grandson. I was able to be there for my oldest at the birth of her oldest daughter, our first grandchild. God knew my grandmother’s heart and has allowed me to be at the hospital for my daughters.
I often say that God provides minuscule pictures on earth of the ‘big picture’. Both of my daughters lives have been changed forever by the birth of their children, as mine was with each of their births. Nothing is the same, everything is different. Circumstances, challenges, life … day by day a mother handles what is handed her. What a difference a child makes.
As we come together to celebrate Christmas, let us not forget that a Baby changed everything. Circumstances, challenges, life … day by day each of us handle what is handed to us … either WITH or withOUT the difference the CHILD of God made when He came to earth as a new-born child, to a mother who had no mother to be there for her. What a sacrifice He made in leaving Heaven to come to a stable. What a difference He made.
We often get frazzled by the season’s hustle and bustle, plans, and traveling. Let us not forget that Jesus is the Reason for the Season and YOU may be the only witness that person sees that “A Baby Changes Everything”.
Will He make a difference in your CHRISTmas celebrations this year?
Have a BLESSED CHRISTMAS! ~ Renee’
*A Baby Changes Everything Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp