Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Baby Congrats and Christmas

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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.

I write:


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.

Unconditional Love

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.

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,


*NIV Bible, personal graphics

Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

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