We treat Christmas a a completion, coming as it does at the end of the year, but it's really a beginning, a fragile green blade of sweet grass growing between the hard cobbles trodden to smoothness by the proud and cruel legions.
Christmas is Mary, holding her beloved child, knowing He will become through His Death and Rising our Beloved Lord, but hoping that days will pass slowly until that destiny is fulfilled.
I wonder if Mary was the first to coin Scarlett O'Hara's "I'll think about that tomorrow!"
And while she pushed the darkness away, she knew that she held the Hope of world in her arms.
I wonder if the infant Jesus looked up at her, and with a tentative and chubby hand wiped a tear from His mother's face?
And that's all I am up to writing today.
Music from Audio Adrenaline, Kings & Queens.
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Still hoping to get the new and improved version of Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart up and running in the near future. Just haven't had the energy to do it yet...but if you would like to read it, please say so in your comment and I'd be glad to send you a PDF (which should fit your Kindle).
Marley update... been moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
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