Day 8: Happy Birth~Day
is my daughter Haley's
I smile as my eyes fill with tears, remembering the day she was born.
The day that God chose for her to come into this world.
I remember looking into her eyes,
with the same expression that I had when
I looked into the eyes of all my children's eyes on the day of their
and with such amazement
that it warmed my heart
in an unexplainable way.
that warmth grows every day as
they continue to grow.
I celebrate their births
in my heart.
As we all are preparing for
to celebrate the
Birth of our King,
I think about
The day that He was born to Mary~
a humble little girl.
I wonder what happened to her heart that day
when she looked into her precious baby’s eyes.
I can’t even imagine.
I bet her heart was on fire.
I bet she was a wee bit wondering~
"Why me? Why would God choose me to give such a gift?"
I have asked that question myself~
“Why me, Lord. Why would you choose me~
after all that I have done and after all that I continue to do,
to give me such a gift~
Your Precious Son?”
And God answers~
I Love You.
yet so hard to ingest~
HE loves me.
HE loves you.
I think of the words from the chorus of the song,
"Who Am I”~
"Not because of Who I am. But because of what You’ve done.
Not because of What I’ve done. But because of Who you are."
It isn't about me. It isn’t about you.
It really is about
wanting to give us all
His Gift of Love,
wrapped up in
2018 years ago.
Therefore, when I fix my eyes on
my eyes fill with tears & my heart gets warm
as I experience
I remember how
has changed this heart of mine & continues to do so~
Just because .
May you daily unwrap this precious
given to you from your Father above~
today & the day after & the day after that~
it isn't just about the Day
as it is about
being born into your heart
so you can experience all
Wrapped up in the swaddling cloth~
the most expensive gift that you will ever get~
was wrapped up in cloth so HE could wrap it on you.
Have you ever hesitated to approach God because of something you said,
or shouldn’t have said or something you have done or shouldn’t have done?
Are you able to approach the manger with confidence just because
He loves you?
my precious daughter.
as you daily enjoy all who the
was born to be.
Thanks be to God for His Indescribable Gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15