Thursday, December 23, 2010

Home Sweet Home

"And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home" (Luke 1:56, ESV).

Mary, the mother of Jesus, heard from the angel about the soon-to-be birth of Jesus. She went to stay with her relative Elizabeth (who was pregnant with John the Baptist). In Luke 1:56, we see that Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months, and then she returned home.

Somehow it is a comforting thought to me that after all the Christmas rush, relatives go back home. That's a sad thing and yet a joyful thing. We come together, we love on each other, we celebrate Life in Christ and make memories (some good, some not) and then we go back to our lives to share with the world that no matter what, Jesus Christ is Lord!

Have a "Mary" Christmas!