Posted by: pastormikemcdowell | December 13, 2014

December 13, 2014 “The Birthmark”

“You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” (Luke 1:31)

Good Morning Friends!

Recently, my daughter gave birth to her first child, and our 21st grandchild, Jack Woodrow Wilson. Not long ago, I told her that I never saw her smile as much as she has holding that precious arrival and gift from our gracious God.

It’s hard to imagine the thoughts of Mary when this astounding angelic announcement was made to her. As she carried in her womb the Hope of the World, what thoughts went through her mind? How she must have pondered those words time and time again during her pregnancy…”You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.” As the child took form in her womb, culminating with his birth that we still celebrate to this day, until we meet in heaven and have opportunity to inquire of her,  we’ll never know what it must have been like for her. I do imagine, though, like most all mothers who behold that workmanship of God as the infant in their arms, she must have had thoughts similar to those illustrated in this poignant photo. Thinking back on those nine months she carried the Son of God in her womb, and now looking at the birthmarks that served as an indelible reminder of that remarkable time, perhaps she, too, would have thought of those birthmarks in this fashion:

Her son Jesus, the Son of God, left his birthmarks on the mother who bore him in her womb, and he leaves his everlasting “birthmark” on all who come to know him as Lord, on those “Born again”  through his redemptive blood. Hail the heav’nly Prince of Peace!Hail the Sun of Righteousness! Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in His wings. Mild He lays His glory by,Born that man no more may die.
Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth.”  
Let’s pray!

Lord of Life; Leave your birthmark upon my heart…the new birth of the Redeemed of the King of Glory. Holy is Your Name! Amen!

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