Steven Curtis Chapman has a song on his Christmas CD (which, side note is just amazing. go buy it right now if you don’t own it. I promise it will be edifying) called This Baby. I’ve long loved the song as it’s super catchy and up-beat. But yesterday afternoon it was playing while I was feeding little SBJ and I almost wept. I’ll let you read the words…
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 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 was Jesus.
Amazing isn’t it? The fact that the God of the universe once weighed 13 lbs. like SBJ does now and that he cried for his mama and that he cooed and smiled at his human parents is just mind-blowing. If nothing else, I recommend parenting (or at least being around little children) so that everyone can ponder this while they hold a human who weighs only a few pounds in their arms. I always heard that parenting was an incredible way to learn about the love of God, and I think I’m finally starting to truly understand why 🙂