Happy Birthday, Jesus!

thIn just a few days it’s Christmas. You are likely getting ready for Christmas morning, finishing all the last-minute details of wrapping, cooking, and maybe even still shopping. Your house is probably decorated and the music you are playing is likely Christmas songs. You have to admit, this time of year is truly magical.

One of our traditions is to have a birthday cake for Jesus, sing Him “Happy Birthday” and remember His birth. Can you just imagine Jesus wiggling and giggling, cutting His teeth, wrestling with dad, and climbing trees?

As I sit here watching my sleeping newborn granddaughter, my two-year-old granddaughter learning chatting up a storm, my four-year-old granddaughter coloring yet another rainbow, and my six-year-old granddaughter creating amazing pieces of art, I realize that Jesus humbled Himself enough to leave His heavenly throne and learn all those simple earthly things, too. I am simply awe struck at the wonder of the Son of God’s love for us.

Amazing, isn’t it? Here are the words to a song that I hope will cause you to wonder at this Baby, too! Have a blessed Christmas.

This Baby

By Steven Curtis Chapman

Well He cried when He was hungry

Did all the things that babies do

He rocked and He napped on His mother’s lap

And He wiggled and giggled and cooed

There were the cheers when He took His first step

And the tears when He got His first teeth

Almost everything about this little baby

Seemed as natural as it could be

But this baby made the angels sing

And this baby made new star shine in the sky

And this baby had come to change the world

This baby was God’s own son

This baby was like no other one

This baby was God with us,

This baby was Jesus

And this baby grew into a young boy

Who learned to read and write and wrestle with dad

There was the climbin’ of trees and scrapin’ of knees

And all the fun that a boy’s born to have

He grew taller and some things started changing

Like His complexion and the sound of His voice

There was work to be done as a carpenter’s son

And all the neighbors said He’s such a fine boy

But this boy made the angels sing

And this boy made a new star shine in the sky

This boy had come to change the world

This boy was God’s own son

This boy was like no other one

This boy was God with us

This boy became a man

And love made Him laugh

And death made Him cry

With the life that He lived

And the death that He died

He showed us heaven with His hands and His heart

‘Cause this man was God’s own son

This man was like no other one

Holy and human right from the start

This baby made the angels sing

And this baby made a new star shine in the sky

This baby had come to change the world

This baby was God’s own son

This baby was like no other one

This baby was God with us

This baby

This baby was Jesus

Yeah

This baby was Jesus

This baby was Jesus

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