Through Mary's Eyes

“Oh Mom, I just love this magical time of year. It’s so cozy with lights and hot chocolate, Hallmark movies and our special family traditions . . .”

My heart warmed as I agreed with our youngest daughter, so when the Sunday school moderator questioned our mentor couple panel (me), “How do you keep the Christmas story fresh for your children?” I knew he didn’t mean, “Movie Countdown to Christmas.”

I’ve been convicted that if the Advent story isn’t fresh to me, how will it continue to come alive for our children?

{Join me as I ponder the Christmas story from a fresh perspective — Mary’s.}
{You may want to read it out loud. I shared it on Periscope here.}

As I dove into the Christmas story through Mary’s possible perspective, it’s stirred my soul in new ways and I hope it’s fresh to you as well.

I’ve continued to “walk” with Mary through the crucifixion and am reminded, “Are we pointing the Christmas story back to the cross?”

In the midst of this most wonderful time of the year, Christ was born to die, so that we might have abundant life — life to the fullest. That’s the real Christmas story and I’m grateful for the reminder.

I first shared this at (in)courage: home for the heart of women.