On the last Sunday of Advent, a few short days before Christmas, like everyone else who is very busy at this time of year as well as suffering from osteoarthritis in both my knees as was drawn to the third Advent candle, the pink one which was still producing left over smoke from the previous Sunday morning mass at 8 AM. It did concerned me for a while, but it got me to think, that God was speaking to me, in that in all the last year and a half that I had so many hurts and heartaches which produced a great feeling of being alone in my soul. For this, it caused me to do a lot of crying the last few days off and on. Today, on Christmas Eve Day, 2013, I realized that the God who created the universe and this earth, with all the creatures in it, humans and animals, who created the seasons, was with me all the time.
The same God who created the universe, this earth, humans, and animals, became a simple, little newborn baby born in time. Christmas is not just the Blessed Virgin Mary saying “yes” to God to become His mother in this world, but also a great feast of God the Father, of whom I have started to call Him, “Daddy God” as of late. Christmas also honors St. Joseph who accepted the call by God to not only marry Mary as her husband as well as protector, but to raise God the Son, as a shinning example of what a human father can be, even as an adoptive father, being loving and supportive.
Christmas is also God the Father sending His Son, the great Divine Mercy, on a mission of great mercy to a sin darkened world that needed redemption. Today, sadly, this same world needs the light that comes from the great Divine Mercy of God in 2013, just as it did on that first Christmas Eve/Day over 2,000 years ago.
A couple of years back, Johnson & Johnson produced a number of tv ads about “having a baby changes everything.” Well ONE SPECIAL BABY’S birth in the city of David in the holy land many years ago changed not only everything, but changed the world as we know of now. Because of the birth of Jesus, the world never was the same again. While that first Christmas was a difficult one for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, it was all that took place at that first Christmas that those who have faith in the Lord can rejoice, even in the midst of pain and sorrow.
Thank-you Heavenly Father for sending in Your great LOVE Your only begotten Son, in this mission of great mercy.
Thank-you Jesus for being born for us, born into time, to “make all things new.” Thank-you Mary for saying “yes” to God’s call to become His mother. Thank-you Joseph for showing what a man of courage can be.
A good and blessed Merry Christmas to all!
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