I've been thinking of Christmas from Mary's perspective. Can you imagine being in Mary's situation? She had been engaged to marry Joseph, talked with an angel who told her that she would bare God's Son, had to deal with likely ridicule and gossip as she was pregnant and not yet married. Think about Joseph. He had to be an incredible man. The woman he was supposed to marry became pregnant.....with God's Son. Instead of disgracing her, he took her and married her anyway. He loved her Son as his own.
Can you imagine having faith such as this? I pray that we will have faith like Mary and Joseph- that we would believe and trust even when things seem absurd- that we would be willing to travel the road less traveled- instead of bringing shame and disgrace upon those that we love, we would embrace them, care for them, and guide them.
The Christmas story has so much to teach us.... about true faith, love and sacrifice. Jesus came to seek and save those which are lost. He left Heaven and came to Earth to save us from our sins. There is truly no greater love!
I hope that you all have a Christmas filled with the love of Christ!