For some reason it has struck me that Jesus Christ was once a baby and a child. Maybe it's because I have a sweet little babe of my own now, but it softens my heart to know that Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, chose to arrive on this earth as a helpless infant, and that he had to grow and learn just like we do. He experienced scrapes and bruises like any other child; He experiences joy and sorrow just like we do, and He later experienced pain of every kind and bore a weight that we could not carry ourselves. What immense strength it must have taken to live a perfect life and bear the burdens of all people throughout eternity while experiencing the weaknesses of the human condition. What immense love! I'm grateful, especially at this time of year, for a willing, loving Savior who knows me and you perfectly because He is like us, and because He atoned for us. I love Him and this season that turns our thoughts towards Him!
Merry Christmas, everyone!