Welcome to week three of this advent journey with Mary. This week we look at parenting on the other side, other side of pregnancy that is. We following Mary, Joseph and Jesus through the first weeks and months of being together as a family.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.
Doesn't Luke make birth of a first born baby sound easy. My experience is not quite as simple as that, but don't worry I'm not going down that path.
Mary is a mother; she has her son in her arms. She knows the immense joy of motherhood, the miracle of life, the weight of her task as a mother. I know those feelings, I can feel them like it was yesterday rather than 6 years ago, it is truly amazing.
Prayer of the day
Father and Mother of us all, as we sit with Mary in the joy of new motherhood we experience the joy you must feel with each new life on earth. Remind us of this joy today as we celebrate Jesus' birth on earth. Amen.