Listening to this song while drinking coffee in Christmas morning
Mary knew. I’m sure of it.
A woman’s intuition.
She knew and she kissed her baby boy knowing full well she was kissing the face of God.
She wasn’t intimidated. She wasn’t afraid. She was His mother and she did what came naturally. She kissed Him. She loved Him. She held Him and she soothed Him.
She gave Him love and she received love back.
Imagine this, the Lord Jesus snuggling up to His mom, nestling in her embrace, loved and accepted, cherished and wanted.
Mary was filling His needs-for warmth, for food, for shelter, for attention, for compassion, for change (yes, He had to be changed.. yes,even the baby Jesus pooped).
We tend to gloss over some parts but we shouldn’t, it’s the truth.
Babies need to be changed and sometimes it stinks and it’s messy but we do it anyways, because that’s what love does.
Love does what’s necessary and what’s good and what has to be done.
Not just the things that look good and feel good, but the hard things, the tiring things and the things that take time and energy.
Mary knew it had to be done and she did it with love, with intention, and with gratitude that she was the one who was the chosen to do so.
Think about that for a second.
Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
And she knew it.
She didn’t understand why, but she knew she was.
So she kissed her baby boy and she kissed the face of God and He, in return, kissed her.
Today when you choose to kiss someone, kiss them with the intention and knowledge that you are kissing the face of God, too.
There is truth there.. for each and every person was created by God, for a reason and a plan that He alone understands.
We need to remember this…
Just as Mary gave Love to her baby boy, we need to give love, not just gifts wrapped in paper and tied with ribbons, with tags of a few chosen people.
We need to give love generously, gently, graciously to those people that cross our paths, that come into our lives, that somehow bump into us.
Ever stop and think that maybe, just maybe God chose that meeting, chose that person to come into your life, chose YOU to be the one that’s present and in awe of the chance to give and receive love.
Kind of like Mary was.
I think we know this.
We know that Love is the greatest gift we have.
So please give it, receive it, share it, find it, celebrate it, embrace it and be it.
Choose to be like Mary and choose to be like God .
I think we all want to do this just has we instinctively know that Love is what we should be giving, but we get intimidated and afraid.
We fall back on rules and regulations and on lists and others things.
Sometimes we choose not to love, not to give, not to receive, not to embrace and not to be present and in awe.
Isn’t that a shame?
Think about it… A baby needs a mother.. needs to be held and touched, to be nurtured and loved.
It’s that simple.
And really, so is everything else.
Mary knew that.
And so do we, deep down in our soul.
So Merry Christmas, may you love more and be loved more.
7 32 a.m. 12.25.19