so, it’s a wee bit past Christmas, but i would think that after having Baby Jesus (childbirth is quite a labor-intensive process) Mary & Joseph probably hung out in Bethlehem a Few More Days (actually, since they were still around when the Wise Men arrived @ 2-ish years later, my theory is More Than Likely a reasonable assumption!)
“What Child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping…
Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet
while shepherds watch are keeping..
This, this is Christ the King,
Whom shepherds guard & angels sing:
Haste, haste to bring Him laud, the Babe, the Son of Mary.
Tonight we watched the Andrea Bocelli/David Foster Christmas concert DVD that has become a looked-forward-to tradition with the Savvy Saints (my parents) & of course, moi (a HUGE Andrea groupie!) There are so many Great Songs (the exquisite “Our Father with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to a rousing Jingle Bells with the Muppets), but my favorite is Andrea’s duet of “What Child is This” with Mary Blige.
AMAZING. … “... let loving hearts enthrone Him…” AMEN!
In the Church Calendar we are in the Christmas Season (12 days between Christmas & Epiphany) – which is a time To Celebrate (with a little reality mixed in a day or two)…
But, thinking CHRISTMAS (rewind two days) & the wonderful celebrations we had here, it reminds me of another favorite Christmas song, ‘Christmas Wrapping’ by the Waitresses – the refrain keeps playing in my head:
MERRY CHRISTMAS! MERRY CHRISTMAS ! Couldn’t miss this one this year!
So, from Virginia (the person, in the State of : ) ( : a most blessed Christmas week to all…
Merry Christmas! (+2) !
grace, peace & Christmas Greetings
Virginia : )