Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Are You Almost There?

Are we almost there....?
How many times have you been asked that question?

We just attended the last MW Smith concert in our area last week.
It was more than outstanding as he played Christmas carols with a full orchestra.

His song, 'Almost There'
...has left me speechless.
Imagine Mary full of innocence carrying the Holy prince.
She's trusting in God.
Shes watching signs from the angels.
Does she really know about the redemptive plan?
A lonely road on a donkey...
Waiting to give birth...
to be laid in a stable?
She gives life to Emmanuel, the beginning and the end.
She continues to trust her Father.
"You're almost there, almost there..."
 

How many times have we heard our children ask the same question?
Grown ups and little ones think alike.
You have those longing to die...
"Am I almost there?"
Little ones can't wait to arrive to their destination.
Are we almost there?

When can we open presents?
Are we almost there?

Where are you?
Can you just reach up and touch Him?
'You're almost there.'

Mary has grown a child with out the help of a man.
There's confusion and misunderstandings.
And Christmas is the event of this miracle birth.
It's the only Christmas gift you don't need to buy.

"Like a stone on the surface of a still river.
Driving the ripples on forever
Redemption rips through the surface of time
In the cry of a tiny babe."

We can go through all the actions and traditions at Christmas,
But the real meaning still lies in the cry of a tiny babe.







3 comments:

  1. Beautiful post Marg. Merry Merry Christmas. We are the most blessed people on earth to be able to enjoy the significance of this amazing event that happened 2000 years ago...

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  2. This is truly an incredible Christmas miracle! Yes, we are all at different stages of "almost there" and are so very blessed. I sometimes feel like I'm so undeserving of this gift! A very Merry Christmas to you and your family Marg - thanks for sharing your thoughts - so beautiful!

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  3. Great post, Marg! Merry Christmas!

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