The Manger And The Sword Part 2
December 27, 2018
Part 2 of 2
December 25th was not the day Jesus was born, but it is the date set aside for us to honor that birth. For Mary His mother, that birth began a long period of pain and sorrow, a personal toll we seldom consider during this time of year.
We usually identify the blessings of God with comfort. But often, the blessings come wrapped with great burdens and pain. Mary was honored by being the one to bear the Messiah, yet with that honor came perplexity, shame, and anguish. She was pregnant before she married Joseph, they had to live as exiles in Egypt shortly after Jesus was born, then she had to watch Him die a horrific death on the cross.
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