Tracy, Cheri (her mom), and Kelly (her sister)
Tracy's baby is due on December 25, 2007. At her baby shower today, I wanted to remind her that a Christmas baby is a blessing. In a new unique way, she can relate to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Here is my outline and introduction for the devotional.
Tracy, you are blessed. You will have a baby around the time that we celebrate the birth of Jesus. This special time of year will always be even more special now. You can relate to Mary, the mother of Jesus.
You are chosen.
(Luke 2:28 and 1 Thessalonians 1:4)
You may be afraid. (Luke 1:29 & 30)
You are with child and will give birth to a son. (Unfortunately, the comparison between your son and the Son of Mary ends here. Your son will not be sinless although it will seem that way at first.)
You will have support. (Luke 1:39-45, 56)
You won’t get all of the answers. (Luke 2:50)
You are equipped.
(Luke 2:7, 2 Timothy 3: 14-17)
You will love your baby.
You will treasure special moments. (Luke 2:19)
Sometimes you will be proud.
Sometimes you will be disappointed.
Sometimes you will make mistakes.
Sometimes you will feel inadequate.
(Luke 2: 41-52 and Matthew 12:46-50)
Your Lord will provide for you.
(John 19:26, Philippians 4:19, James 1:5)
God be with you, Tracy (and Gus).
A Christmas baby is a blessing!