“I don’t want a Christmas you can buy.
I don’t want a Christmas you can make.
What I want is a Christmas you can hold.
A Christmas that holds me,
remakes me, revives me.
I want a Christmas that whispers, Jesus.”
Mary’s time has been fulfilled. She will give birth to the Blessed One. We celebrate now.
“Let it be according to your Word!”
The Magnificat was given for many reasons but one of those might be to reflect on what it means to have the Savior she nurtured. How is He moving in you? Is He moving as He did in Mary? What is He saying to you today? Receive Him and be fulfilled in His love and grace this moment. He is waiting to give you these and more.
Celebrate the person this baby became and who you have become because He came!
The Lion of Judah is coming!
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”(Rev 5:5 NKJV)
by Sue Stratton
How God introduces Himself to us by His personal name tells us a great deal about how he wants to relate to us each day
Old Testament professor Susan Stratton is famous for her rich insights into the names and ‘Presence’ of God. Her passionate teaching in classrooms, retreats, (and coffee shops) have richly blessed her students, her children, and her adoring husband. Read more of this post