A Baby Changes Everything
by Susan G Mathis
Any precious new life causes me to ponder how much a child changes everything—in the parents’ and the siblings’ lives, and even in the loved ones around them, like you and me. We are never the same when a new life touches our world. It changes us, if we let it.
For young parents, though, life is full of wonder and beauty. When a baby comes, they have to change and make huge adjustments—their lives are no longer their own; their time is not their own; their bodies are not their own! Their lives are forever changed when a new life enters their world.
But isn’t that true for us as Christians? When Jesus came into our lives, our world was turned upside down. He changed us, and He keeps on changing us (thank God!). Our lives are no longer our own. Our time is no longer our own. Our bodies are no longer our own. Oh, if we could fully grasp this and live in it every day.
May you have a blessed Christmas with the precious Baby Jesus!
Susan Mathis is the author of The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy and four other books. She is the vice president of Christian Authors Network and the founding editor of Thriving Family magazine and former editor of 12 Focus on the Family publications. She has written hundreds of articles and now serves as a writer, writing coach and consultant. For more, visit www.SusanGMathis.com.