Day 17

We all love the story of the Nativity, and we picture Jesus as a baby laying in a manger with his mother Mary caring for him. Yes, it is an incredible story that the son of God should take on human form in this way. Yet it is even more incredible that the baby grew into a man who had power over life and death and eventually died for each one of us. The words of this popular song reflect on how much of this Mary would have understood when she cared for her baby son. We too must reflect on the whole story of Jesus both as baby and as a man.

Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you

Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God

Mary, Did You Know? lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group

Meanwhile, our Mary and Joseph are still travelling. They have moved on to Whitechurch Close where they have found comfortable lodgings.

 

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