Mother to Mother

by Vicki Sadler

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This is the time of year that we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. As believers in Christ, we don’t worship the Babe in Bethlehem’s manger, we worship our risen, glorified Lord of Heaven, and thank God He came! The world doesn’t know our Savior, but that is all the more reason to speak out and share Him in every way we can. May we use the holiday as a testimony for His honor and glory!

As a mother, Mary comes to my mind when I think of the birth of Christ. Mary was young, a virgin chosen by God, who was very spiritually minded. We aren’t sure of how much Mary understood of what was happening to her, but she put her trust in God (Luke 1:46-56). May we all have faith that strong.

We know that God must have a sense of humor, because He created man in His image, and we certainly have or should have a lighter side. That night long ago Mary gave birth to a perfect, sinless, spotless baby, with no sin nature. I don’t know about you, but my three babies were precious and perfect as they lay sleeping. But when they woke, the sin nature woke too! Impatience, temper tantrums, selfishness were automatic. Disobedience was always there as they grew. There was a constant need to teach them to do what was right.

However, Mary didn’t have any of that as our Lord grew up. He was God!! He was perfect and obedient to the Father. But the Scriptures say that Mary went on to have children with Joseph (Matt. 13:55). Can you imagine the shock she had when her babies with sin natures were born? Maybe only a mother would think of this, but that had to be a real eye-opener!! However, I’m sure there were many chuckles along the way as well. Someday in eternity I look forward to meeting Mary, and asking her, “Mary, can we talk?” —Vicki Sadler

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