Baby Jesus

There is life Before Wilder and After Wilder. After his birth I look at everything (nearly) differently. Christmas included. The fact that young Mary had a baby in a manger blows my mind in a whole new way (and I was complaining about the sheets and towels at the hospital).
And at the risk of seeming irreverent … I just have to imagine Jesus as a baby now in a new way.
I doubt he ever had colic or projectile spit up or threw his food bowl when he was done (my sister wondered about that last one) … He was fully human and fully divine so who knows? Probably a theologian far more educated than me.
I look at Wilder sometimes when he’s in a moment of supreme contentment and think he looks angelic in a way I could never have fathomed a human could look. But to be Mary and gaze into the eyes of your child and know He was truly divine … It’s something that blows me away in a new way this year.
To pray for God to use your child for His kingdom is something I’ve done since I found out I was pregnant. But to know your child is the Savior … How did she feel? No one in the world will ever know. I can only say that being a mother has stretched and strengthened and enriched my faith and relationship with Christ. And given me a greater appreciation for a faithful young virgin who brought into this world the Savior in a humble manger.


About Amanda Jean Elliott

I am a joyful believer in Jesus Christ, a mother, a sister, a writer, a maker of gluten free roux and a style editor. I love my son Wilder and the wild life that comes with a 4-year-old who has the energy of a pack of wolves. I also love naps (a lot). I love to cook and create my favorite dishes without gluten not because I'm trendy and anti-gluten so much as it makes me feel like I've been run over by a pack of wolves. I teach 5th and 6th grade girls Sunday School and have a classroom of the greatest girls I could imagine. Girls who often teach me more than I teach them. I believe these girls and many others are the spark to start a fire for The Lord the likes of which this world has never seen. I see more and more girls learning about more than just who God is ... but, learning about who God says THEY are. It is my prayer for every woman to know without doubt that we have a good good Father in heaven and whatever is not right on this earth, He will make right in this life or the next.
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One Response to Baby Jesus

  1. Kelly legwr says:

    Beautiful perspective.

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