Friday, December 22, 2006


"While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped him in cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2:6-7, NAS

I wonder what Mary's midwife thought when she was called to a stable? What was her name? Did the innkeeper know who to call? Maybe it was the innkeeper's wife or another guest who helped deliver Jesus.

I imagine that Joseph went for help. I wonder what time of night it was? Maybe she arrived with hair askew and sleepy eyes. I bet she was kind and reassuring.

And those shepherds keeping watching over their flock, they were amazed. Did you know that in the Middle East there are male and female shepherds? They must have treasured their experience until they died. "Do you remember the night the Savior was born?"

Merry Christmas Sparkfly readers. May the love of Christ be birthed through your words, touch, smile, and presence this season.

Lola (whose birth day is pictured above) will be one year old in February. Her Mom and Dad used the home midwifery services of Heather and Nancy.


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