Saturday, December 8, 2012
Singing Through December
We are so blessed to have a little one in our home on a daily basis. Now have I said that before? When God looked down and say two graying parents He knew what our future held. He knew we would walk through some very deep valleys. He knew that income would be lacking more times than not. He knew that lives challenges at time would be more than I would think I could handle, yet, He produced a seed in my womb at age 44...dad-to-be was 51.
Seven years ago I celebrated Christmas with a very large belly! I felt the kicking of a little one who we didn't know the sex of. I wasn't sure if this little one would be healthy on his arrival or if I would be able to deliver at home as I had with my past two. We all waited in expectation of a what a Mighty God was going to do for us.
Mid-wives walked this mid-age woman through a long pregnancy. My husband was called away for a full month on work as I stayed back to home school three children and taxi teenagers to all their activities. I was alone. My mind battled the words of the world against this pregnancy...the stats of what my pregnancy held and the unsurety of the future, while still parenting three other children, rejoicing with our newly-weds and watching our college son spread his wings.
That Christmas this song just meant so much to me, as it does this season while my miracle of a healthy 10 pound 4 oz boy arrived just after the New Year, to a 45-year-old mother. He changed everything, as all children do. His arrival has brought joy in the midst of so many struggles since his birth. His voice singing "Glory to God in the Highest" this season has kept his smiling mother humble, as I continue to walk through our family challenges.
Did Mary know what was before her? Could she have even grasp what her child would deliver the world from? Could she have even imagined the cross or the empty grave? NO! I don't believe she could have...we still can't, at times, believe the gift. So many choose not to receive the gift. My Benjamin reminds me that God gives gifts that don't go with the world's culture of what you should do. God knew that my husband and I would need the smiles...and the ears of listening to a six-year-old sing "Glory to God in the Highest", while he is in bed. God knew we would need the smiles he and his sixteen year old brother bring in our home. God gives perfect gifts! May we all receive His gift this season.
So I leave you with a song that has become a classic for me.
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