Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where's Baby Jesus?

While driving around looking at Christmas lights with my children, I often get to enjoy the many "oohs" and "awes" flooding my ears from the back seat.  My son is immensely into Christmas lights and appreciates all the colors and decorations people share with us on our drive home. 

However, on this one particular night, my son was not his normal enthusiastic self. When I asked what was wrong, he simply stated that the houses were all “decorated wrong”!  Not understanding his observation, I quickly looked for strands of lights misplaced, helium decorations that had collapsed, or wreaths that might have fallen off doors only to see nothing “wrong”.  When I asked him what was wrong, he simply stated “Well…There’s no baby Jesus mommy!!”  This immediately brought tears to my eyes as I realized my little three year old son just noticed the most important thing missing from Christmas!

I think sometimes in the hustle and bustle of everything we forget what Christmas truly is about.  Guilty of this myself, it is important that I notice how “wrong” I am to leave baby Jesus out J   What an amazing and perfect gift God shared with us so many years ago.  Let us not forget that God gave His son, and His son gave His life, that each of us might have the true gift this Christmas season, the gift of eternal life.  Let us not forget our “baby Jesus” this Christmas! 


Luke 2:11 “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, Which is Christ the Lord.”