Weeping With the Mothers of Bethlehem | The Gospel Centered Woman

Posted on December 18, 2014 by


Gospel Centered WomanLast Sunday at thousands of churches across America, little children lisped, sang and maybe occasionally shouted their way through a myriad retellings and reinterpretations of the Christmas story. In our church’s rendition, my youngest nearly stole the whole show as the Shooting Star. Clad in a giant, gold lame star costume, my 8 year old sang, ran around the stage (and entire auditorium – barefoot) and generally threw herself into her role with all the enthusiasm an extroverted, redheaded third grader could muster (which is to say, a lot). My heart was full as we went home and I watched her make one last cookie and adrenaline-fueled run down the hall to her bedroom. Naturally, I sat down at my laptop to share my maternal pride on social media. But as I uploaded the pictures of my daughter’s smiling, gold starred self, headlines and pictures nearby brought a flood of tears to my eyes, tears that continue to flow even today. Continue reading →