I’ve given a couple of baby gifts of late. I have noticed that I write almost the same sentiment in each and every card.
Which made me pause and wonder…..
Would I write the exact same sentiment on the card I delivered to Mary upon the birth of her sweet son, Jesus?
After all, he was not just A “baby” that would introduce Mary to what the unconditional love of a parent felt like….
JESUS was Unconditional Love. Unconditional love born in human form.
I know that God’s love has always been….since God has been God. But on that particular night, unconditional love became flesh. Hope was truly born.
That is a pretty big deal.
It is not just about celebrating a special birthday.
It is not just about a time for family.
It is not just about the exchange of presents.
And quite frankly, it is not about Santa…sorry folks.
It is about love-unconditional love-being born in the most unlikely place, under the most unlikely circumstances and in the most unlikely way.
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.” 1 John 4:9
That indeed gives us all hope. Hope that in the mess of our lives, in the mess of this world…we have that unconditional love available to us.
Through a baby…born in a manager!
I might just have to change up my next baby congratulations card.
*NIV Bible, personal graphics