Tonight is Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas everyone.
My family has a tradition. Every Christmas Eve, we watch the Nativity Story.
It is a very good movie and although it does portray miracles and angels (which I love and appreciate), it also tries to explain the star scientifically. But besides that, I just think it is an amazing movie with an amazing plot. I think the actors do a great job portraying their character and letting us get to know these biblical people on a deeper level.
My two favorite, of course, are Joseph and Mary. I love how Joseph is portrayed in this movie–a young man in love, always trying to do what is right and honorable. He is such a sweetheart.
And Mary. Last year, but especially this year, Mary has caught my eye. We really don’t know how old she was when she gave birth to Jesus, but we do know she was pretty young. How extraordinary that Heavenly Father would chose someone so young, but then again, he works wonders through the young.
But Mary, she must have had so many questions and ponderings, which this movie does a great job exploring. Why her? When will she know her son is the Messiah? Will she and Joseph be able to teach him anything? Did she ever fully understand her son’s destiny?
Today on the radio, I heard this song. Watch and read the lyrics.
What an amazing young woman, full of faith. Mary, did you know this was your son. How wondrous our Lord was? As a mother, can you imagine her joy when Jesus performed miracles, when he taught, when he loved? What was she thinking when she held Him in her arms for the first time? Pure love. That is the bond between Jesus Christ and his mother.