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Hello Fellow Christmas Lovers!

At The Christmas Shoppe, it’s a usual thing to hear the sounds of Christmas music and carols filling the air.
We have piano, and polka, artist’s special releases, pop covers, doo wop, jazz, traditional.
I’m sure any of my fellow elves would have a hard time committing to a favorite style or song – we just LOVE CHRISTMAS MUSIC! All kinds, all year!
But a song that always sticks out to me is “Mary Did You Know.”
And although the Bible suggests that Mary DID indeed know her role, I can’t help but think what an amazing lady she must’ve been.
In our trio of posts about moms, it seems important to share a little conversation and adoration about Mary, mother of Jesus.
“Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you’ve delivered, will soon deliver you.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God.”
Mary loved God and wanted to serve Him with all her heart. But she was just a poor girl in an insignificant town, from a humble family. When the angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her she was chosen and favored by God to be the mother of His son, despite her own fear, she exhibited great courage and character: “I am the Lord’s servant…May your word to me be fulfilled” (Luke 1:38).
Mary comforted Jesus as He entered this world, and also as He left it to return to the Father. She devoted herself to being there for her son.
“Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene” (John 19:25).
And as all mothers are, Mary was Jesus’ first true believer. She never lost faith that her son was Emmanuel.
Let’s learn from Mary’s example today. Let’s remember to live humbly and step out with boldness. Like Mary, we can all be part of God’s remarkable story.

~S’more the Elf
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