Yes, it's January as I write this. The tree was just packed away, along with the Advent wreath. Gifts have been unwrapped, hymns have been sung, and what's left of Christmas dinner was packed away into the freezer...Read More
The experience of giving birth has given me new eyes with which to behold this miracle. I not only have new appreciation for what Mary went through (and without an epidural—yowch), but I also have an acute awareness of…if I may speak plainly here…the grossness of the whole event...Read More
Explaining theology to toddlers helps to make what we believe just as simple as it really is, but it certainly does not change the magnitude of who Jesus is.
My husband and I have been discussing what we want our children to really grasp about Christmas. It simply comes down to the fact that Jesus is the miracle, the mystery, the wonder that we are celebrating. Not Santa Claus (although St. Nicholas was a good man who loved Jesus), not the presents (although teaching them to have giving hearts is a good thing) and not all the pretty lights (although there is something really magical about twinkling lights, right?).Read More
Some of the famous words from Scripture (Isaiah 9:6) used in the music:
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
I heard this scripture many times growing up, but suddenly as a new believer singing the words, they took on depth and meaning. During our performance, it was hard to fight back tears as the music pronounced such amazing truths of our Savior.
What does it mean for Jesus to be called these things?