During the Christmas season I find myself wondering about the non-essentials of Christ’s birth…
I wonder how long Mary labored.
I wonder what the weather was like that Middle Eastern night when Mary and Joseph entered the City of David. Since the shepherds were outside with their flocks, it couldn’t have been too crisp an evening. I wonder if it was actually hot.
I wonder if Jesus was born in the evening or in the wee hours of the morning.
I wonder if other women came to help her, or was it only Joseph by her side.
I wonder if Joseph remained calm.
I wonder if Mary and Joseph felt twinges of misplaced guilt about laying down the Son of God in an animal trough.
I wonder if baby Jesus sucked in His first earthly breath and exhaled with a blustery cry.
I wonder what Jesus looked like as a baby. Was His skin robust and pink? Was He thin or pudgyLeave a Comment
I really enjoyed reading your post. I can remember watching “The Nativity Story” when it first came out in the theatres. It impacted me tremendously. So much so that the next morning, when I got up with my friend to sing a special in Sunday morning services, I choked up with emotion and couldn’t sing for a moment. The movie really helped to understand what it must have been like for Mary and Joseph.
Hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!
Oh me too. I wonder too.
I wonder what Jesus thought. Did His earthly body immediately possess the mind of a divine being, or did that come later. (This is what I wonder the most.)
Shaunie Friday says
I really enjoyed this Angela! You wondered so many things I have wondered too. For those of us who “have not seen and yet believe” we have such a hunger to know what Jesus, the baby-boy-man was like, and how it was to be with Him in person.
Becky Pliego says
Let us never stop wondering. Never stop thinking how amazing this event was…and is. Let us never stop marveling at His coming.
Jenn @ Beautiful Calling says
I’ve been a monther for just under three years and it has only been since then that I have actually pondered the details. I’ve wondered about Mary’s labor, whether it was warm, if there was enough light, was she scared. I wondered about baby Jesus too; I’m sure he cried. I wonder if she cried as she held him. I’m sure she did.
It is amazing how much becoming a mother has made me more sensitive and softened my heart. How amazing, this little baby; our Saviour and King!
I too have wondered about some of those details – especially since becoming a mother! And if Jesus cried or not (as it says in Away in the Manger) and if Mary had trouble nursing. But you are right, those questions aren’t the point, the joy, hope, love and peace that are completed in and by Jesus are the eternal results of that baby being born. And He is coming again!
A sigh of relief to know I am not the only one who sits pondering these things once you become a mother.
Luke Roberts says
Just an incredible reflection of what truly could’ve transpired that very day when our Saviour was born! Thank you Father for the unfathomable gift you gave us because of your Love, Mercy and Grace!
Thank you Angela for following your calling to serve in this capacity and encourage others in Jesus and also encourage and invite others to have a relationship with Jesus and experience what eternal life is all about!