Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Born again

Hope you all had a great Christmas. I really want to keep this blog going next year and I thank you for visiting. A friend of mine painted this Nativity scene and when I looked at Mary the first thing that came to my mind was that she looked hopeless and scared. I can relate to her, first child, away from family, looking at the baby and thinking "Will I be able to take care of this baby?" Joseph, on the other hand, looks so happy, like my husband did when he first laid eyes on our children. How beautiful it is to think that one child changed the world and gave us hope of eternal life with Him, a lesson of faith, hope and love. My best wishes for a Happy New Year!

"God loved the people of this world so much that He gave His only son, so that everyone who has faith in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)

16 comments:

Paula said...

Oh Wow! I think most of us Mom's can relate to that scared feeling! How do I do this right?
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas day!

a-xpressions said...

Hi Cris...!
Merry Christmas to you too....and wish you HAAPY NEW YEAR...may you get zillions of wishes from all of your dear n near ones....and all ur dreams come true...

and thanks for posting this story...i like that last line too...:))

take care

a-x

Tammy said...

What a sweet hand-painted Nativity! How interesting that she painted her expression that way...I'm sure there was a little truth in that. I know I was scared with my firstborn, and even more so for Mary, who had some knowledge that He was the Son of God.

Thank you for your sweet comment today, dear Cris! It truly blessed me!
A wonderful 2008 to you and your family!

guild-rez said...

Dear Cris..
I wish you a very Happy New Year.
"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions."
cheers Gisela

Deana said...

Cris I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family...this was such a sweet post. And moving, and so true! May you be blessed in 2008 as well and I hope for our sakes you do keep on blogging!

Britt-Arnhild said...

That's a really cute nativity.

Merry CHristmas.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Woops, I gave you a wrong link in my last comment. Here is the right one :-)

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Cris,
Thanks for your visits I like to see your blog (we love Brasil!)

I just uploaded as many fireworks-photo's as when the moment that, I counted back from 10 to zero!!! Just watch my blog...,
have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

With love from JoAnn (Holland)

Moi said...

:) Cris, that look on Mary's face is so cute!!!! :)
Hope you had a great Christmas too and wishing you and yours a beautiful new year ahead ....and i dont wanna miss you as much on blogging world as i did this year.....hoping to see more of you in the new year :)

Ash said...

Lovely!!
Happy new year to you and yours Cris :)

a-xpressions said...

yupp, I was refering that same verse...I really like it!
N that stranger standing nearby wooden soldiers is not me...;)

Deana said...

Happy New Year!

Rui Caetano said...

2008 já chegou, agora é só trabalhar para mais um ano.

Mike said...

Wonderful picture and if I were Mary I would have probably had a nervous breakdown!

Thanks for sharing this and I wish you a prosperous and great 2008.

Mike

Cláudia said...

Cris, Lovely!!
Happy new year to you and yours, too. I love your sweet hand-painted Nativity!

kisses

Kerri said...

Your nativity is so sweet and Mary's expression could very well be a true depiction of how she felt, knowing who her baby was :)
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family dear Cris, and that 2008 will be filled with moments to cherish.
xoxo