With Christmas only a day away, I can't seem to get out of my mind, Mary - the Mother of Jesus. It's said that Mary was a young girl - probably not yet 15 when she conceived the Messiah. My pastor reminded us of what it must have been like for this young pregnant girl to give birth in a strange land, without her friends or family present. Not even a mid-wife at her side. Can you imagine?
And then a miracle. A Child is born.
I imagine Mary counting his fingers and his toes, just as we did with our own. She probably sniffed the top of his head and smushed her face against the warmth of his tummy.
A gift she was given to share with the world.
Merry Christmas, my friends.