|Posted by bethlehemlutheran on December 27, 2011 at 11:20 AM|
Dec. 20, 2011
I was given a Christmas card this year showing Mary kissing her baby. It’s an intensely private moment—no shepherds, no angels, no kings, no threats, no mission to save the world. Just a loving mother and her baby. Cradled in her arms, he would gaze at the delighted shepherds and the worshipping kings. Sheltered in her arms, he would be protected from Herod’s threats. Blessed by her love, he would fulfill his mission. But now there is just a very young son and his mother.