Mary and Joseph

12/24/2020 | Series: Everything is Gonna Be All Right

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The arrival of your first child is often overwhelming due to the responsibility, lack of confidence, and the constant question of, “Is the baby okay?” The second child is easier simply because you know it is going to be okay. We might think we want immediate and easy solutions, but we don’t actually need the world to immediately be better.

What you need is to know that it is going to be okay. We don’t believe it when people provide us with magical promises. We do believe it when someone has been through it and gotten through on the other side and says “Everything is gonna be all right.” That is what God did for us by coming down in the form of a tiny baby because God has seen the other side of the universe. Christ has seen life and death and skinned knees and a cross and he says to us: “Don’t worry, I’ve got this.”

Christmas is the reverse of our normal human patterns. Usually the parents are convincing the newborn child crying: “Hush, hush, it’s going to be okay.” This time, it is the little child who is crying to the world, proclaiming that in the end, everything is gonna be all right.