There are countless themes running throughout the Bible, weaving together a rich tapestry of colors and stories. As we enter Christmas week, there’s a particular thread that’s worth following. It’s the theme of “bearing” and if we look closely, we can see it running all throughout God’s plan for humanity.
It is in the Garden, as He creates two beings who bear his image.
It is in a covenant promise to an elderly couple who will bear a nation as numerous as the stars.
It is in the wilderness, as He bears with a rebellious people.
It is in a young girl’s womb, as she bears the promised Messiah.
It is on the cross, as a Savior bears the sins of the world.
And it is in letters written to a young church to bear with one another in love.
As mothers, we have the unique privilege of embodying God’s tender, intimate care as we bear our children’s lives. For nine sacred months, we feel the weight of our children growing within our own bodies, and for the next eighteen years, we continue to carry them, support them, and endure their difficulties and hardships. Even once they are adults, we hold the weight of their lives close to our hearts.
This week we will celebrate the most miraculous birth: the bearing of Jesus, who would later bear our guilt and suffering on the cross. I pray as you celebrate Christ’s birth with your loved ones, you will reflect and give thanks for the incredible ways this season of life allows us to reflect God’s glory.
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