In the midst of the chaos and clamor, the twinkling lights, and the holiday shopping, there is a miracle unfolding… a gift designed with you and me in mind.
Beneath the baking and wrapping, the decorating and singing, there is a sound . . .
It is soft, yet it is loud.
It is holy music.
May we strive to hear it. To bend low and listen. To focus on the Christ child. To hear the heartbeat of Christmas.
It’s absurd – – this crazy love. This baby in a barn, come to earth to save the world. Angels singing, shepherds wide-eyed and amazed. Christ child sleeping next to goats, sheep, and camels.
Can you smell the hay? The scent of ordinary mixed with holy.
Can you feel the uncertainty of the young father and mother? The timid love, the wide-eyed wonder, and the pondering of sacred plans.
Can you see the star shining bright, beckoning us to come bend near?
Come and see. Come and breathe it in. Come and hear the heartbeat of Christmas.
There are labor pains, strong and unrelenting, as a teenage mom gives birth to Love, and Life, and Mercy. The Savior of the world has come!
Mary ponders this grace unveiling. This power, might, and strength wrapped up tight. This miracle in a blanket, laid in a trough. And she hears the heartbeat of Christmas.
Miracle upon miracle. Love stoops down. Redemption comes to earth.
This is it!
This is all that matters.
A God who sacrifices all. The gift of an infant child, the Messiah. The gift of salvation.
The Gift that will bleed for you and for me.
The God of the universe has bent low to whisper. May we all lean close.
Don’t miss the sound of this life-changing music. Pause amidst the chaos and consider this crazy love. Let Grace fill your soul.
Listen to this everlasting song. Listen to His voice. Listen to the heartbeat of Christmas.
In His Grace,
****** THIS POST IS A PART OF THE CHRISTMAS BLOG TOUR ******
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