Monday, December 21, 2015

My Christmas Carol for Today - This Baby - by Steven Curtis Chapman

Image result for baby Jesus clipartYesterday was a busy day around my house . . . my grandsons spent Saturday night and Sunday night my oldest grandson sang in the children's choir at church - busy and wonderful! This grandma was very happy to sit in the audience and see his sweet, smiling face as he sang!

So, today I'm very happy to share another "Christmas carol" with you - this time it is a song I've never heard before, but one I really like . . . "This Baby", by Steven Curtis Chapman . . . 

Look at the lyrics -

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


You can listen to this song at the following link. We tend to picture - and think of - Jesus as, "the baby in the manger"; and, while He was a baby and did sleep in a manger, He did not remain a baby. He grew into a boy and then a man. I love the lyrics which say; "his 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."

Jesus did come to change the world, He was/is God's own Son. He was like no other; He is God with us . . . He is Jesus! Yes, Christmas is about the baby, but it is about so much more! Jesus came to change the world by being with us - and this truly changes everything!

So, as you celebrate this year, be sure to share with your grandchildren about the rest of the "story" . . . the Baby grew and changed the world!

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