Devotional by Sandi Patty (2000)
Ever since I can remember, I have heard the Christmas Story. I have heard it told through the eyes of the wise men, the shepherds, the animals, and the innkeeper. However, the one that means the most to me is the story that is told through the eyes of Mary.
Certainly, Mary gave birth to the Son of God, the King of Kings on that Holy Night. But, she also gave birth to her first-born son. She wrapped Him in swaddling clothes. She laid Him in a manger. She heard His first cries. She comforted Him, sang Him a lullaby, nursed him, rocked him, and cared for him as only a mother can do.
This devotional that leads up to Christmas Day is done through the eyes and heart of Mary. The idea for this book was born out of a beautiful Christmas song written by my friend, Rick Vale entitled SOMEDAY. I imagine Mary singing these words from her heart to her son as she rocks him on that first silent, holy night.
My prayer for you is that you will allow God’s Son to be born anew in you this season. He is still the God of new beginnings and re-birth.
- Someday -
Excerpt from devotional Someday: A Book of Days
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