Saturday, December 12, 2009
This Year It's About the Baby
Today at lunch we talked about what Mary's family felt like in December over 2000 years ago. Her mom and dad were most likely consumed with what was going to happen. Would Jesus be healthy? Would Mary be healthy? Would everything turn out ok? When would the baby come? What preparations needed to be made? They probably didn't have as much time to worry about other stuff that month Because that year, it was all about the baby.
So this year we talked at lunch about how this December we're kind of in the same boat. Bart and I are consumed with thoughts in the back of our minds about what is going to happen. Will Gabby be healthy? Will Salinda be healthy? Will everything turn out ok? When will the baby come? What preparations do we need to make. We don't have a lot of time this year to worry about other stuff. Because this year, it's all about the baby.
So this year we don't have a lot of lights up. We bought a very small tree. Christmas gifts aren't going to be our focus as much this year, because it's all about the baby.
And really, that's the way it should be each and every year. The focus should be on that baby -- the one who came to live and die for us. So as you go through the next couple very busy weeks, I hope that you will join the Fletchers as we remind ourselves that this year, it's all about the baby.