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 babySeemed as natural as it could be.CHORUSBut 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.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 the 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 sonAnd 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.(chorus)This baby was God with us, this baby, this baby was Jesus; this baby was Jesus, this baby was Jesus.
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Christmas Day 2 - This Baby
About 14 years ago when I was teaching in Clearfield I was part of a group called Spirit & Truth and we did musical productions. The first one I recall doing was called Code Red Christmas (or something like that, my memory is going) Anyway - to this day there was one song in the production that often comes back to me. This Baby - by Steven Curtis Chapman. It is about Jesus being a baby - God in the flesh. Though I understand the concept of baby (not that I have it mastered) I can't even begin to fathom that he was also fully God! So as you ponder Jesus today as a baby begin to think of the fullness of God and the fullness of man - in baby form! God has a sense of humor, yet a perfect well thought out plan!