Labor of Love by Point of Grace

This song really resonated with me when I first heard it, which was back during our first Christmas with Zoey. As someone who was raised in the church, it is easy for me to hyper-spiritualize the story of the night Jesus was born. But perhaps the biggest point of the Christian celebration of Christmas is that Christ became human. The Almighty, a supernatural being, and his human mother, a young Jewish teen named Mary, both submitted themselves to the realities of an unassisted human labor and delivery in a barn. That means a lot more to me now as a mom. I can’t imagine that Mary’s birth plan matched her birth story either. For that matter, she probably had to throw quite a few parenting magazines and opinions out the window as she, her carpenter newlywed named Joseph, and their Savior/son Jesus were each daily confronted with the limitations of a dysfunctional human family. Somehow this is an incredibly encouraging thought for me. God is with us. He designed us, he fully understands our frustrations, and he continues to love us unconditionally.
Labor of Love by Point of Grace

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