Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Isaiah 1:5 MSG
Round womb where love grows.
Laughter and joy pilled out and filled the room…..
God’s creation. God’s precious gift. A beautiful woman with child…. a joyous heart , a leaping heart, a grateful heart…..
She was filled with the Holy Spirit, and sang out exuberantly, You’re so blessed among women, and the babe in your womb, also blessed! Luke 1:40-41
Hands resting on the fullness, caressing the precious gift….. did Mary do the same?
Stories told from friends of “When I was……” Love poured out over the mother-to-be. Rekindling memories of holding that dear sweet baby. The sweet milky breath, the warm cuddles, the rocking gently in the wee hours…… watching, protecting, and teaching…..
And like toddlers, they will get up and fall down, get bruised and confused and lost. Isaiah 28:13 MSG
We kiss boo-boos. Wipe away tears. Love the hurt away. Just as God does with me daily.
Stories of love and wonder shared. Did Mary have such an experience? OR was she isolated and shamed?
Long expected joy will soon enter this world. Joy birthed from pain. Pain suffered for a new birth to be thrust into this world. Such joy. Marvelous joy. God fed joy.
When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out memory of the pain. John 16:21-22 MSG
A baby born in a manger. Given gifts for a king. Under Mary’s care, grew into the man, the miracle worker, the lamb of God…… His birth. His pain and death. Our joy birthed.
The Shower Gift
If you haven’t already done so….. run out and get this book!!
It is full of shower gift ideas! I made my dear friend the stroller bag and a ribbon ball. I cut, sewed and awed in just over 2 hours!!
Enjoy this beautiful spring day!! God bless