On Christmas Day and every day since, I have been thinking about the Baby
Jesus and what His coming as a baby signifies.
There’s nothing sweeter, I think than a little innocent baby. There’s
nothing less threatening and dependent, lovable and approachable.
I think God chose to come to us as a baby, because He wanted to be
approachable. In a Divine sense, He wanted to show us that He “needed” us, needed our love and care for
Him. Now we all know that God really doesn’t “need” anything else to be happy, except Himself. But
because He is so Good, He is All-love, He is so generous, He wanted to share Himself with us and what
better way for us to come to Him without fear and with love than for us to see Him as a baby?
Also, very essential to our growth in the spiritual life is for us to believe
that GOD LOVES US. Many human beings walk around feeling very unloved by anyone. Perhaps that
has its roots in their childhood or a broken relationship of some kind. Such spirits can “whither”
with time. Such persons can so easily grow bitter, negative, pessimistic, lonely - all of which can get
worse with time.
But what happens to a person who really feels loved by someone? Their hearts
are renewed! They soar! They feel like they can conquer the world! When we know we are
loved, we are given new LIFE!
That’s another reason why Jesus came to earth as a Baby. That God should
leave His Heaven, His Kingdom, His “Glory” and become a defenseless, helpless, dependent baby
displays a Divine love which we shall never totally fathom on this earth.
Jesus entered into this world in great poverty. What did He have in the way
of material things? A cold cave, the warm breath of animals (as well as their odor), some hay? Did
He come in this manner to show us that the spiritual world is far more important than the material one?
I think so!
As a young Sister, I remember reading in Scripture: "With desolation is the
whole land made desolate because there is no one who considers in his heart."
In other words, to take time to meditate, consider, think about various
aspects of our Faith is a must. Not to meditate on the truths of our Faith leaves a soul “desolate” and
It is my prayer that sometime during this Christmas Season, you can take TIME
to truly MEDITATE on God’s love for you as revealed in His Birth, to think about the
temporalness of earthly things, the shortness of this life, the expanse of eternity.
To spend eternity with the One Who loves us beyond our ability to understand
- that’s what Heaven is!
Let’s begin here - on earth - with God’s help to consider and BELIEVE that
God loves US. We can’t say we’ve deserved it. We’re just so BLESSED to have a God that is so
Happy New Year everyone! God loves you!