Free2Live Labeled

Thinking about my word renew and seeing posts on Facebook talking about not calling ourselves Christians anymore, started me thinking. … Why do we allow labels to define us, instead of us defining the label?

Free2Live because a Savior is born 3

As I was playing him today, goo gooing and gah gahing, I thought back to when I first was told I would be giving birth to him. The angel that visited me had told me my relative Elizabeth had also conceived a son. I was floored!! Elizabeth was old and barren! Yet she was already six months pregnant? I just had to see for myself and I headed right off to Judah and my relatives Zachariah and Elizabeth.

Free2Live because a Savior was born 2

As I nursed him tonight, I am considering some of the things I learned at Temple about the Messiah that was to come. I thought of the reading from what the prophet Isaiah declared (Isaiah 7:13-14), saying the Lord Himself will give a sign, and that sign would be a virgin being with child, bearing a son … it hit me … I am that virgin! Me … it’s unbelievable to me.

Free2Live Because a Savior was Born 1

I wrote a few years ago and share it each Christmas. It’s written from a Mother’s Perspective – specifically from Mary’s. I did a lot of research into what it would have been like, but this is STRICTLY my imagination, there is no guarantee any of this really happened or really were her thoughts. I…