Mama Bear loves, loves, loves the movie "It's a Wonderful Life". The Story of George Bailey, who never got to follow his dream. George finds himself one Christmas Eve in despair because of his company's apparent financial doom. God sends a guardian angel, second class, Clarence, to help George through this difficult time. Clarence shows George what a different place his corner of the world would be if George had never been born. George discovers that despite the fact that life didn't go the way he wanted he's really had a wonderful life and we get to see an example of what a difference ONE person can make in so many other's lives.
Panda Bear received the book, "Horton Hears a Who" for Christmas. The message ~ a person's a person no matter how small. Appropriately the smallest Who in Whoville makes the difference that saves all of Whoville. Never under estimate the power of one, a person's a person no matter how small.
Our three bears also received the movie "Wall-E", from their aunt and uncle. Even Wall-E knew to protect life.
Today we celebrate the birth of One who is Our Newborn King, the Savior of the World. Who would have believed that He would choose to come as a baby to such a humble couple in such a lowly place surrounded by the night air, the stable animals, with only hay for his bed. Who can say how One can make such a difference in the world for over 2000 years to all on earth, even those that don't believe.
For those of us who do believe in Him and know the importance of His example and our duty to follow Him . . . His choice to become Life, to come as a baby, to live as we live, to walk the earth, to have relationships, to work and struggle and suffer, to die ~ this is the choice we are to follow . . . Life! We must choose Life ~ always! No matter how difficult, no matter the surprise or unexpectedness, no matter how small, no matter how seemingly hopeless, no matter.
His gift to us is always Life. He's given us His Life and our own life; the gift of the lives of the ones we love; the gift of the lives of the ones that we don't love ~ to teach us; to bring us to Him.
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Life!