|The Angel Appearing to the Shepherds by Thomas Cole|
This year, however, a particular verse jumped out at us as we sang it during Christmas devotions.
In Bethlehem, in Israel, this blessed Babe was born,
And laid within a manger upon this blessed morn;
The which His mother Mary did nothing take in scorn,
Oh tidings of comfort and joy.
Everyone's immediate comment: "Wait a minute. The witch, his mother Mary?!!"
Between that and reading Luke 2:16 as "Joseph and Mary and the baby lying in a manger" (how did they all fit?) we had some good laughs on Christmas morning.
And good food. I'll post about that later. :)