Dream with me for a moment.
See the manger behind the inn.
Listen to the cricket choir in the pasture beyond the stable.
Smell the sweet straw and musky night air.
Hear the occasional bellow from a cow, or snort from a horse.
Welcome the footsteps of approaching shepherds.
Believe the miracle.
Suddenly the cries of Messiah born in Bethlehem's stable crescendo.
A world suddenly silent.
Speechless, in awe and wonder of the miracle born.
Hope. A gift to a weary and sin exhausted world.
Mary pondered the mystery of it all.
God wrapped in flesh, redeemer.
Born to give--His all.
This December reflect on the miracle.
Stare at the stars. Wonder.
Imagine the angels proclaiming His birth.
Find a quiet place to be still and know.
Let your mind and emotions become quiet with God's love.
Consider the miracle.
Embrace the eternal.
Know that He is God and He loves you. --j.j.