This Christmas Eve . . .


This Christmas Eve, I am thinking of Mary, mother of the Lord Jesus. She listens to the angel Gabriel who says: “You have found favor with God. You will  . . . give birth to a son . . . He will be great . . . the Son of the Most High . . . his kingdom will never end.”

“I am the Lord’s servant,” she answers.

She visits her cousin Elizabeth; she goes with Joseph to Bethlehem; she births the Son of God; she observes the shepherds’ amazing faith; and she treasures all these things and ponders them in her heart.

And this Christmas Eve, I am pondering my love for my precious little Luke, the bringer of light.

And as I do, I am thinking of my Kristen, mother of my precious little Luke, the bringer of light. She reads God’s Word and listens to His Holy Spirit, and as she meditates upon it, He speaks to her, and He says: “I send forth my word and heal little Luke; I rescue Him.” (Psalm 107:20) He also says, “Before Luke was born, I called him; from his birth I made mention of his name . . . in the shadow of my hands I hid Luke; And now I say, I who formed Luke in the womb to be my servant; I will also make Luke a light for the Gentiles.”  (Isaiah 49)

“I am the Lord’s servant,” she answers. She treasures all these things and ponders them in her heart —  little Luke, and all God has done, all God is doing, and all God is going to do.

And we praise Him together, my Kristen and I, for our precious little Luke, the bringer of light.