Perfect Faithfulness

I love everything about December. The dark mornings. the moody grayness of the sky, the silence of falling snow. Against that somber backdrop, candlelight shines brighter, music rings merrier, and our hearts open wider in expectation.

The Messiah is coming. The Messiah is here. The Messiah will come again.

Our verse this month is a multifaceted wonder:

LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1

LORD, you are my God;… Isaiah 25:1

A statement of fact. A statement of faith. “You, LORD, are my God!” (CEV). We are boldly proclaiming the proper name of the God of Israel and our deeply personal relationship with Him.

Even after three dozen years of knowing Him, I’m still astounded by this truth — I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine (Song of Songs 6:3).

Is He yours, dear friend? Can you say the words — “Lord, you are my God” — with your whole heart?

If not, perhaps this is your season to fall into His loving embrace. If your answer is yes, this is your next step.

…I will exalt you and praise your name,… Isaiah 25:1

When we love someone and are proud of what they’ve accomplished, we gladly brag about them to anybody who’ll listen. (Grandparents are especially good at this.)

How much more, then, should we brag about our God. He is so worthy of our applause and so deserving of our public praise. That’s why Isaiah declared, “I will honor” (NLT) and “celebrate” (MSG) and “extol your fame” (NET). The Hebrew word literally means “to rise, to lift up.”

The Lizzie Revised Version? “Look at this, everybody!” (LRV)

See, it’s not enough to silently acknowledge His greatness in our prayers. We need to say it aloud. We need to tell the world. We need to speak His Name.

…for in perfect faithfulness… Isaiah 25:1

Isn’t this phrase delicious? Perfect faithfulness. It’s a finished work, something God has already “accomplished” (CJB) and “fulfilled” (AMP) and “faithfully carried out” (GNT).

Your faithfulness never ends, Lord. “You have always done what you said you would do” (EXB). Always.

…you have done wonderful things,… Isaiah 25:1

There it is, our word for 2019: wonderful. “Miracle-wonders” (MSG) like filling Elizabeth with the Holy Spirit. “Marvels” (CJB) like an angel army singing to a flock of awestruck shepherds. And “miraculous things” (AMP) like a virgin giving birth to the Savior of the world.

Yes, Lord, You have done wonderful things. May we always be quick to see and swift to praise. Because miracles don’t occur by happenstance. You planned them from the beginning.

… things planned long ago. Isaiah 25:1

These wonders were “planned and promised since ancient times” (CEV). Before the coming of man. Before the coming of earth. Before the coming of time. So “long, long ago” (AMP) that You alone were present, Lord.

Unlike our plans, which are ever changing, You created “well-thought-out plans, solid and sure” (MSG), the embodiment of “truth unchanging” (JUB).

This is why we speak Your name without apology, Jesus. This is why, especially at Christmastime, we point to the miracle of Your love unfolding and sing with the angels, “Glory to God!”

Heavenly Father, help us always stand in awe of Your perfect faithfulness. In the sweet name of Jesus, Amen.

’Tis the season for stories. So, here’s this month’s special giveaway — a Victorian novella for a fiction reader, a picture book for a little one, and a verse-by-verse look at our Savior’s birth through the eyes of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. On Tuesday, December 17, I chose one wonderful winner, Margaret from California, to receive all three of my best-selling Christmas books.

You are still welcome to post your answer to the question, What would you say to the newborn Jesus, nestled in a manger?”

Your sister, Liz

P.S. If you missed December’s Wonderful Wednesday on Facebook LIVE, watch and listen now as we meet our final Jesus Girl of 2019, Anna the Prophetess from Luke 2. And if you’re curious where I’m speaking next year, take a look at my calendar. We have 20 events scheduled for 2020, with more details to come. Can’t wait to see you!

281 Responses to Perfect Faithfulness

  1. Donna Hornbeck December 11, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    All praise to you! Bless your Holy name!

    • Sharon Marks December 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

      My Lord and my Savior. How precious you are!

      • Emily Rogers December 12, 2019 at 8:54 am #

        You are the best gift ever. Thank you for coming, loving and saving. Oh how I’ve love you!

    • Diana December 11, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

      I would want to hold him and do the Mexican Hat dance like my grandma, mama, and I do when we see a newborn BUT baby Jesus would get my tears of joy on his face!!! Thank Jesus for always being FAITHFUL!!

    • Lori Cabot December 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

      I would say “Oh Holy Lord! You are so precious!”

      • Sharon Gott December 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

        You are precious! Thank for coming into the word to save sinners.

        • Antonia December 12, 2019 at 11:10 am #

          To the newborn baby Jesus, I would say, “I don’t have gifts to bring like the wise men. Thank you for coming to earth to be our Savior. ” “I give you my life.”

      • Shelly Edwards December 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

        Behold my KING!

        • Tami December 11, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

          Thank you!

    • Kathy Watson December 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

      Alleluia!!! Thank you Lord!

    • Alison December 11, 2019 at 5:25 pm #

      If I could speak I would say thank you for coming to earth!

    • Laurie Dunn December 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

      I would say to baby Jesus, ” You are such a precious little bundle of joy. Thank you so much for bringing hope and love to each of us!”

    • Faithlynn December 11, 2019 at 11:43 pm #

      Thank You Jesus !!! for leaving the wonders of Heaven and intentionally coming to earth to suffer SO much so I can belong to You !!! (Thank You that I AM Yours !!!!)

    • Jodel Guerrero December 12, 2019 at 2:24 am #

      Glory to You my Lord and Savior

      • LorraineGreen December 12, 2019 at 6:23 am #

        Oh my Lord you are perfectly,wonderfully made, I bless your holy name and are precious to me

        • Cheryl Henry December 12, 2019 at 7:51 am #

          Welcome sweet little babe. You are blessed to be a blessing to this confused world. Can’t wait to see your gifts!

    • Antonia December 12, 2019 at 11:07 am #

      To the newborn baby Jesus, I would say, “I don’t have gifts to bring like the wise men. Thank you for coming to earth to be our Savior. ” “I give you my life.”

    • sara December 12, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

      Thank you for coming

    • Mary Branson December 13, 2019 at 8:02 am #

      Welcome to my heart.

    • Gayle Dyer December 15, 2019 at 11:28 am #

      I love you.

    • Kathy Sutter December 17, 2019 at 6:07 am #

      Thank you for being my Savior and coming for me.

  2. Nicole Harder December 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    I would tell him I love him.

  3. Robin in NC December 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    I truly feel I’d be crying so hard that I’d be lucky to be to squeak out a pitiful, ‘Thank you’.

    Merry Christmas Liz!

  4. Pam Bielak December 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    I would say to Jesus, “Oh, how we need You!”

  5. Beth S December 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

    Thank you for coming to save us!

  6. tina December 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

    I would say thank you for coming to save me from my sins.

  7. Missy McCormack December 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

    Sweet baby Jesus – what wondrous things you will do!

    • [email protected] December 11, 2019 at 11:01 pm #

      I believe I would find myself speechless…falling to my knees in tears so as to worship my Precious Savior.
      Oh baby Jesus…I love You!
      Debbie~

  8. Chris December 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

    Thank you.

    • Mindy December 12, 2019 at 1:15 am #

      Gracious Savior, thank you for sharing your love and sacrificing your life to save the world. May we humbly serve you and glorify you through each day we are given.

  9. Diane Wilson December 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    I would say, Dear Lord, thank you for coming to earth. Please let me take you and your family into my home. I have room and you will be warm. Your family will be well cared for.

  10. [email protected] December 11, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    Jesus, I love you more each passing day, thank you again for finding me in total Darkness and bringing me into your Light. Forever grateful. Lots of love, Claudia Clark

  11. Naomi December 11, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

    I would just say Wow. I am so overwhelmed by his love and sacrifice that I would just gaze at his sweet face and stand in awe.

  12. Jill Stroud December 11, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

    I am so glad to see you sweet Jesus and so thankful you have come to save us from our sins!

  13. Lucinda December 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

    I would so in awe of Who He is, I’d cry just like Him-a baby.

  14. Beth Smith December 11, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

    baby Jesus thank you for coming in to our world

  15. Hannah Kopkie December 11, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

    With tears in my eyes I would fall at his side and say, “Thank you.” I know that’s not enough but there just aren’t words to express to him what he would be about to do for me, for us.

  16. Marian Hindall December 11, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    I would tell baby Jesus, “Thank you for coming to this sin filled earth to forgive me of my sins.”

  17. Constance Lorey December 11, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

    Welcome Lord Jesus

  18. Kristin A December 11, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

    Thank you for coming. We’ve been waiting for You and are desperate for You.

    ——

    Liz, thank you for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

  19. Bonnie December 11, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

    With many tears I would say I love you Baby Jesus. Thank you for coming to save us!

  20. jonalyn young December 11, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

    You are so precious Jesus. It is so easy to love you. Thank you for loving me like you do and coming to earth to save me. You are amazing.

  21. Margie Vona December 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm #

    I would say “thank you for stepping down from your throne and enduring the cross for me.”

    • Debby Althouse December 11, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

      I am truly blessed to have met you in person!!! You have changed my life with yours!! I can’t wait to spend eternity with you!!

      Debby

  22. Louise Barner December 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    Thank you for loving me, dying for me, saving me from sin, for eternity with YOU!

  23. Janice Elrod December 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    I was just cooing at my seven month old granddaughter right before reading this. I think I would say to him, “Jesus, you are so precious. I love you more than words can say.”

  24. Cindy Barkley December 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    I would first fall to my knees, both in wonder and that I might be closer to baby Jesus. I would say (if I can talk through the tears and heart-shattering emotions), “Oh my sweet, dear baby Jesus, Lord of my life and Creator of everything! Thank You for coming, for loving me so much that You are going to suffer unimaginable pain, persecution, and – worst of all – separation from God, while taking MY punishment upon Your sinless self. Oh Jesus, I am so sorry for what You are going to go through, and I thank You more than I can ever say for loving me and making me holy and giving me access to the Father through Your cleansing blood. I love You, Jesus. Remove everything from me that is not of You, and fill me with Your Spirit. Thank you.

  25. Marilynn December 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    Welcome Lord Jesus! We are so Blessed to have this most precious gift of salvation!

  26. Renee December 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

    Pure Love

  27. Shelly December 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    Thank you. May I daily live my life in ways that honor you🥰

    • Tyra December 11, 2019 at 3:41 pm #

      Welcome my Lord! Help me to learn all I can while you are hear. For now can i just watch in your glorious sleep.

    • Lesli P. December 11, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

      Oh sweet child. So beautiful and innocent in a world that is just in need of you. You don’t know your fate yet but know how much of a beautiful blessing you are. Eternally grateful for you.

  28. Molly Koenig December 11, 2019 at 3:29 pm #

    I can’t imagine not saying the same thing I say to all the newborns I meet, “welcome to our world, little one.”

  29. Darlene December 11, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    I love you.

  30. Connie R. December 11, 2019 at 3:33 pm #

    What I would say would depend on whether I knew who that precious Baby was at that moment, and whether I understood what He had already done for me by lying in that manger. I don’t think words could adequately convey the depth of gratitude I would feel if I knew and comprehended that marvelous Birth.

  31. Candy December 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

    Thank you, my precious Jesus, for coming to earth to take my place on the cross and give me the gift of salvation and eternal life.

  32. Ouida Ray December 11, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

    Knowing what I know now about Jesus, I think I’d just cry–out of thankfulness and humility. Before time was, before Jesus was born, He was my Savior.

  33. Dana December 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    I believe I would be speechless, much like I was when my first child was born. My tears would have to speak for me…

  34. Laura wagner December 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    I’m so glad you’re here, Jesus… thank you!

  35. Debi December 11, 2019 at 3:43 pm #

    You are the most wonderful gift in the world!! Thank you for leaving your home and coming here to save us by your suffering, death and resurrection. I believe in you, I believe you will come again. Praise and Glory to you oh Lord!!

  36. Colleen December 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    Nothing. I’d be overwhelmed and nothing is sweeter than a newborn baby to hold.

  37. Beth C December 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    Lord Jesus, thank You for loving me so much that you leave Heaven, experience humanness without sinning, die in my place and live to intercede for me with the Father. All glory, laud and honor to You, Redeemer, King.

  38. Joy Davis December 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

    What I would say to the newborn baby Jesus in the manger is this:

    “Thank You!”

  39. Laura December 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    Is thank you even enough?

  40. Teresa December 11, 2019 at 3:48 pm #

    I would fall on my knees & fold my hands & pray.Welcome to the world baby Jesus. I am thankful for your birth. You are amazing. I love you & trust you.

  41. Vicki Cox December 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

    I have been watching for you. I am so glad you are here. Happy Christmas to us all!

    • Joy Gostchock December 12, 2019 at 8:34 am #

      My Lord and my God!!! My heart is yours!!!

  42. Paula Keeton December 11, 2019 at 3:51 pm #

    I would say, “You are perfect. You are holy. Thank you for coming to earth to show me how to spend my life so that in the end, I will grow up to be just like You.” I think that is how I would answer the question “What would you say to the newborn Jesus, nestled in a manger?”

  43. Jean December 11, 2019 at 3:56 pm #

    My Lord and my God

  44. Autumn Farley December 11, 2019 at 3:58 pm #

    I would hope I would bow down and praise Him! But since he was a tiny babe I would probably squeeze His holy little cheeks!

  45. Kimberly December 11, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

    “You’re going to do awesome things!”

  46. Lynne Mitchell December 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm #

    I’ve been waiting for You. You are perfect and right on time

  47. Teresa December 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    “Your baby’s breath breathes life into these dry bones!”

  48. Lisa December 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

    Thank you and you are the eternal light of the world.

  49. Bonnie Chase December 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

    Oh, precious Emmanuel, thank you for coming to us. All glory, praise and honor are yours.

  50. Julee McCamey December 11, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

    I don’t think I would even be able to speak, but if I could, I would ask if I could hold Him, and as I glazed into His face, I believe I would whisper “I love You” with tears falling from my eyes and peace in my heart.

  51. Faith Simpson December 11, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

    oh Precious….thank you for coming…..for being obedient…..for being willing…..for bringing love…..

  52. Rani Vande Berg December 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    What I would say to the baby Jesus:
    Hello, my precious one.

    • Brenda Williams December 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

      Thank you, Jesus. I am so unworthy. I love you.
      I praise your name.

  53. Carol Sumner December 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    I would say, “How can you be the Holy One wrapped up in such a small bundle, I don’t know how, I only know I believe.”

  54. Sandra Futrell December 11, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    I would humbly bow and say, My Lord, I honor and praise you. I am not
    worthy of a wonderful gift of your presence. Thank you for everything that you have done for me and continue to do. I love you, Lord Jesus.

  55. Irma Argueta December 11, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

    I Love you Jesus ❤️ & Thank you.

  56. Dorothy Self December 11, 2019 at 4:16 pm #

    Jesus, thank you for coming to us! We are so glad you’re here! We give you all the glory you are due!

  57. MS Barb December 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm #

    YOU are precious! Thank you for coming to earth for me, and all of mankind!

  58. Julie B December 11, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    Ha! I wouldn’t even be able to speak at all if I was in the presence of Baby Jesus!

  59. Judy Wentz December 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm #

    I would be speechless.

  60. Kathy Ekema December 11, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

    If I knew that He was truly the Messiah, I would hope that I would be able to bow down and worship Him with a little song of praise, and honor and glorify Him! I would make room in my heart and give Him my heart!
    “What can I give Him, poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb.
    If I were a Wise Man I would do my part.
    Yet what can I give Him? … Give Him my heart!”

  61. Karen Flener December 11, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

    I love you!

  62. Rowena Adcox December 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

    Thank you for coming to earth to save us. I believe!

  63. Utanah Williams December 11, 2019 at 4:34 pm #

    Thank you for coming. May I rock you in my arms.

  64. Beverly A. Allen December 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

    I would say to the Christ Child in the manger:

    I don’t understand why You would do this, but I want to thank You
    from the bottom of my heart.

  65. Rita Schwass December 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

    I’m so sorry… but, thank You.

  66. Nancy December 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

    Thank you for taking on flesh to save mine!

  67. Tammy Kindig December 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

    With tears of joy streaming down my cheeks, “Thank you Jesus”

  68. Crystal B December 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

    Wow..If I could talk to our Messiah in that manger that night I don’t know if I would have been able to say the words. If I could manage sound, I would say, “Thank you! Thank you for lowering yourself so low to become man because you love us so much!” I also think I would have to do some cuddling and rocking because that’s what this good southern girl does any time she’s presented with the chance.

  69. Hazel Spees December 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    What a blessed sacrifice and praise You Jesus for Your gift of salvation to me

  70. Julie B December 11, 2019 at 5:04 pm #

    Thank you for coming and bringing hope to a lost and hurting world. Francesca Battistelli – Messiah (Official Lyric Video) https://youtu.be/D14wX0K9XJQ

  71. Joani Heavey December 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

    What would I say to the Baby Jesus?

    I LOVE YOU!

  72. Dawn Smith December 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

    When I think about what I would say to baby Jesus, the song “I Can Only Imagine” pops in my head. Would I even be able to speak at all? If I was able, I guess would say 2 simple words, that day it all, THANK YOU!

    • Lillie Smith December 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

      I would fall down on my knees, with tears running down my cheeks, thanking baby Jesus for coming in to this world just to save me!

  73. Laura December 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

    Welcome, my Savior and King!

  74. Regina Miller December 11, 2019 at 5:11 pm #

    Thank you so much and I love you!

  75. Kimme December 11, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

    I would say, “I’m so excited to meet You. May I hug You?”

  76. Nelda Crook December 11, 2019 at 5:17 pm #

    I would say, “Thank you Lord Jesus for loving me enough to leave your father and your home in Heaven to come to earth with the full knowledge of the suffering and crucifixion that is before you. Thank you for loving me so much that you would rather suffer and die a cruel death instead of letting me go into eternity without you. I praise you for who you are, and I love you because you first loved me.”

    • Raquel December 11, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

      I would hold our Savior tightly in my arms and thank Him while rocking and giving Him lots of love and kisses!

  77. Louanne Knupp December 11, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

    Precious One, the thought of you dying for me…. I cannot even fathom.
    I can say, “thank you “, and “I love you.”

  78. Anita December 11, 2019 at 5:27 pm #

    I would say to Jesus thank you

  79. Debbie Cotton December 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    Welcome to Your world, little one! Oh, how we have waited for You.

  80. Debra Sawinski December 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

    Thank you for coming!!! We are so glad you’re here.

  81. Susan Zollmann December 11, 2019 at 5:37 pm #

    Precious little baby! You are SO cute!

  82. Robin December 11, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

    Knowing what I know, I’m not sure I could say anything ~ just stand in in thankfulness. The thought of a brand new baby being the Savior…it’s just overwhelming (literally brings tears to my eyes). The momma in me would want to tend to his every need, but I’m sure Mary was very capable 🙂

  83. Karen Ingle December 11, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

    Thank you, Father!

  84. Jermaine Cullen December 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm #

    “I love you, Lord!” ❤️

  85. Jeanne C. December 11, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

    I finally see you, my LORD and my GOD! All praise to you for what you are doing.

  86. Karen Carter December 11, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

    Thank You Jesus! Help me to live a life of obedience to show how much I praise you for all you have given to me.

  87. Linda Thurman December 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

    Thank you for coming, Jesus! I love you!

  88. Linda December 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

    Praise your holy name, thank you so very much for your birth and my salvation, all my love your servant

  89. Gay Martin December 11, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

    Thank You!

  90. Kimberly Kau December 11, 2019 at 6:27 pm #

    From the cradle to the cross.
    Thank you Lord Jesus for taking my place on the cross.
    I love you Lord.

  91. Robin Estes December 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm #

    Thank you Heavenly Father for Love itself, which is You through Your Son baby Jesus! I love you.

  92. Anne R. Healy December 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm #

    Welcome precious Child of God!

  93. Julie Wilkes December 11, 2019 at 6:32 pm #

    Thank you precious one, for being the perfect gift for all, even me, I love you.

  94. Lori Hamada December 11, 2019 at 6:34 pm #

    Welcome, Child of God!

    • Linda McFarland December 11, 2019 at 7:03 pm #

      I would say to newborn baby Jesus, ‘you are loved and such a precious little lamb’!

  95. Mona Johnston December 11, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

    Why me, Lord? Why am I a sinner worthy of Your love. Thank you for loving me.

  96. Anne December 11, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

    I pray that I may be worthy to welcome you into my heart!

  97. Jill December 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

    Thank you for coming.

  98. Candy December 11, 2019 at 6:44 pm #

    Can I hold you?

    How cool would that be!

  99. Laura Amidon December 11, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

    Hello my Savior!

  100. [email protected] December 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm #

    If I were lucky enough to meet Jesus in the manger, I guess I would say “Welcome, we have been awaiting your arrival for a very long time!”

  101. Janet Tavernier December 11, 2019 at 7:12 pm #

    Welcome to the World, precious babe.

  102. Anita Mattox December 11, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

    Baby Jesus, what a sweet, sweet baby! Thank you, thank you for blessing us with your presence and leading us to your, our Father.
    I love you, Jesus.

  103. Lynn Durham December 11, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

    The first words that come to mind are “Thank You!” Thank you for coming as an innocent baby, thank you for living a sinless man, thank you for dying in my place, thank you for rising to defeat death, thank you for loving and choosing me. Thank you because you didn’t have to.

  104. Michelle Reid December 11, 2019 at 7:35 pm #

    Speechless.

  105. Anita Manning December 11, 2019 at 7:39 pm #

    I’m so glad you’ve come.

  106. Paula Lotz December 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm #

    Thank you for coming Baby Jesus to save the world, including me!

  107. Sandy December 11, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

    Thank you God for this beautiful savior! Savior! He is Lord!

  108. [email protected] December 11, 2019 at 7:47 pm #

    Thank you Lord Jesus. I love you and am forever grateful.

  109. Elaine December 11, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    I would say, thank you this is the best gift I have ever received.

  110. Annette December 11, 2019 at 7:58 pm #

    Wow! God! You are here! Welcome!

  111. Susan December 11, 2019 at 8:06 pm #

    Thank you, Lord.

  112. Ruth Nietz December 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm #

    Thank you Jesus for willingly leaving your throne in heaven because of your great love for me. You came to pay the price for my sin and for the sins of the world so that we can be set free from our sin and shame.
    I echo the thoughts and the words of the hymn writer that says, “There is room in my heart for thee.!!” Praise you Jesus, you are my refuge, my strength, my strong deliverer, in You I trust. I have come to worship you this day!! Thank you for accepting me into your family.

  113. Joanne Sargent December 11, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

    I honestly think I would be speechless. I don’t think I could get a word pass my tears.

  114. Joanne Macintosh December 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm #

    Emmanuel God with us! Thank You Jesus for coming to earth!

  115. Clara Sanchez December 11, 2019 at 8:39 pm #

    I just bow down in awe and worship Him!!!

  116. Bonnie Graham December 11, 2019 at 8:42 pm #

    Thank You Jesus for Coming!

  117. Elizabeth December 11, 2019 at 8:51 pm #

    Thank you

  118. Syble Ditzler December 11, 2019 at 9:08 pm #

    Thank you for coming to this world to save us.

  119. Alberta Kenworthy December 11, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

    Your are perfect and I love you for all you will do for the world.

  120. Paula Shreckhise December 11, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

    I hope that I would bow down as the shepherds did. And sing with the Angels: Glory to God in the Highest!

  121. Lesa Gardner December 11, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

    Jesus, please be safe! How could you come here when it is so dark and dangerous!? How can this be? But, oh how we need you, so Savior, please be safe! And hurry, we are in a lot of trouble!

  122. Sue December 11, 2019 at 9:20 pm #

    How precious and wonderful you are.

  123. Sherrell December 11, 2019 at 9:35 pm #

    Precious little Lord
    Your little fingers hold my hand
    Thru the Word we know you are the promised one- God’s Holy son
    Let the light of your love shine as I share with all I see – you are here precious Lord! .

  124. CarriePurkis December 11, 2019 at 9:49 pm #

    probably speechless with many tears

  125. Sandra Cifuentes December 11, 2019 at 9:50 pm #

    Thank you baby JESUS for coming to die on this earth and wash my sinful spots in my heart, so I can praise you, express my gratitude, and live a life according to your will.

  126. Megan December 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

    Oh precious baby, you will change this world.

    • Miriam Ayala December 11, 2019 at 10:15 pm #

      Thank you God for your promise to safe us thru this precious baby!

    • Hilary December 11, 2019 at 11:04 pm #

      God with us

  127. Kathy December 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

    I don’t think I could find words but bow down.

  128. Wendy Black December 11, 2019 at 10:35 pm #

    Thank you can not even begin to explain the appreciation that I have for You leaving heaven to come so that we could have eternally life through You!

  129. Bonnie milford December 11, 2019 at 10:40 pm #

    Blessed be our Savior! Your servant is willing. Please guide me!

  130. Annette December 11, 2019 at 10:48 pm #

    welcome to Your world!

  131. Susan December 11, 2019 at 10:48 pm #

    “Oh, precious, beautiful One,” as I would reach out to touch His little hand.

  132. Una Ireland December 11, 2019 at 11:13 pm #

    Thank you for bringing HOPE into the world.

  133. Linda Bedsworth December 11, 2019 at 11:26 pm #

    Thank you for the sacrifices that You are going to make for me.

  134. Patsy December 11, 2019 at 11:30 pm #

    Holy, Holy, Holy as I kneel 🙏

  135. Margaret Mayfield December 11, 2019 at 11:44 pm #

    I would say “thank you” , but actually I would also ask Mary if I could pick Him up and hold him.

  136. Fannie Goldsmith December 11, 2019 at 11:52 pm #

    I would hope I would be able to do better than they did when He was born those 2000+ years ago. I hope I would tell Him how much I love Him for loving me first.

  137. Mary December 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm #

    I think I would say, “oh my, what a miracle, thank you, God for sending us Jesus, our Savior.” When actually I would probably be absolutely speechless!!

  138. Eula Jett December 12, 2019 at 12:01 am #

    Welcome Jesus, my Savior. Happy Birthday. Thank you for coming to save this world, and me. I long to be your Sister in Christ and never disappoint or disobey you and God our Father. Amen.

  139. Carol Tonseth December 12, 2019 at 12:08 am #

    You are finally here our wonderful Savior! Thank you Jesus!

  140. Sue Ottesen December 12, 2019 at 12:58 am #

    Welcome to the world, my savior and lord!

  141. Mary Dunn December 12, 2019 at 1:18 am #

    I am not sure what I would say. But I know I would be humbled and awestruck. I hope I could give Mary and Joseph blessings and tell them how much courage it took to have this child.

  142. Catherine DePew December 12, 2019 at 1:58 am #

    Your world, wee one. Your design, dear Master. Kisses to my King. Thank You for coming, O Emmanuel. And then I would probably cry!

  143. Vicki Campbell December 12, 2019 at 3:34 am #

    If i could see Jesus lying in the manger – I would sweet Jesus, thank you for coming to share your life among us and guiding my path. For you know what is right for me.

  144. Penni Rogers December 12, 2019 at 3:53 am #

    Thank you Lord!

  145. Maria Zelko December 12, 2019 at 6:24 am #

    Your Coming Has Changed our World. Praise to You, Dear Kord and Savior.

  146. Jane December 12, 2019 at 6:26 am #

    Thank you. You are enough.

  147. Patricia Johnson December 12, 2019 at 6:30 am #

    I would be so humble as I look down on that precious baby and say ” As a baby you may not know what sacrifices you will make but I can not thank you enough for all you will do for generations to come.”

  148. Sherry Troutman December 12, 2019 at 6:41 am #

    Welcome Lord Jesus, we’ve waited so long. I’m awestruck and humbled to see what God will do with your life and our lives.

  149. Cris OBrien December 12, 2019 at 6:58 am #

    THANK YOU ! I would understand how Simeon felt
    Luke 2:25-32

  150. Krista Gafkjen December 12, 2019 at 6:59 am #

    Oh, how precious! We’ve waited so long for You to arrive. We’re glad you’re here. I love You!

  151. Beth Silver December 12, 2019 at 7:02 am #

    I don’t know if I could say anything.

  152. Sandra Cifuentes December 12, 2019 at 7:06 am #

    Thank you Jesus for loving me, changing my heart and being my special eternal gift forevermore.

  153. Ammie Black December 12, 2019 at 7:15 am #

    Though it seems not near enough I think I would simply say “Thank you” to that baby laying in the hay. Thank you for coming, thank you for what you will do here on Earth, thank you that you have come to die for me and set me free…THANK YOU baby Jesus!

  154. Mary Speer December 12, 2019 at 7:15 am #

    Welcome Baby Jesus. We’ve been waiting for you. Life is hard, but with you here now, it is so worth it.

  155. Gina December 12, 2019 at 7:21 am #

    Jesus, you are going to grow up and save the world. Thank you for saving me. You took a fearful, angry, unhappy girl and made her into a woman of faith. Then, I would kiss his cheek.

  156. Lorrie December 12, 2019 at 7:50 am #

    Ohprecious one, howI adore you.

  157. Donna December 12, 2019 at 7:58 am #

    “You are love immortal”

  158. Bobbi unger December 12, 2019 at 8:10 am #

    Thank you! You are amazing.

  159. Diana Wilson December 12, 2019 at 8:11 am #

    What can I say to the King of Kings lying in the manger? “Holy, Holy, Holy!”

  160. [email protected] December 12, 2019 at 8:44 am #

    I would say …..THANK YOU!!!! Also Happy Birthday!

  161. Donna Wagoner December 12, 2019 at 8:51 am #

    Welcome!!! We are so glad you came!!! Bless the Lord Oh my soul!!! If I could speak

  162. Jayne Purchla December 12, 2019 at 9:01 am #

    All Glory and Honor to you Jesus, I love you dearly!

  163. Marlys Moser December 12, 2019 at 9:21 am #

    Oh precious little one … what king would come down from his throne?
    So thankful for you coming. Praise be to Baby Jesus!

  164. Valencia Sowry December 12, 2019 at 9:28 am #

    All I have is my heart to give to you ….. I gladly give it to you.

  165. Stephanie Haw December 12, 2019 at 9:48 am #

    “What would you say to the newborn Jesus, nestled in a manger?”

    I would say nothing. I would want to let the newborn Jesus experience the peace among Joseph and Mary and the animals surrounding Him.

  166. [email protected] December 12, 2019 at 10:11 am #

    What would I say to the baby in the manger ……I would say “I love you! Thank you, Holy one!”

  167. Brittany December 12, 2019 at 10:19 am #

    Hallelujah! Thank You! Praise and honor to You! I need You & love You!

  168. Brenda December 12, 2019 at 10:34 am #

    i don’t know that i would be able to speak….
    maybe…”beautiful”

  169. Adria Wilkins December 12, 2019 at 10:41 am #

    Tears would my eyes and my heart would leap for joy as I gaze upon His beautiful face. I know I would be speechless.

  170. Sherry Hubartt December 12, 2019 at 10:49 am #

    Thank you for taking on human form to save us from ourselves. To bring love, patience, kindness and mercy to all mankind. To teach forgiveness and love in a brand new way. My heart swells with love and awe in your presence!❤

  171. Suzanne C December 12, 2019 at 10:59 am #

    Hello Baby Jesus, I love you and worship you. Thank you for coming to earth to save us from our sins. We praise your holy name.

  172. Pamela Karges December 12, 2019 at 11:24 am #

    I Love You Lord. Thank You for Your Everlasting Love, Immanuel, God with Us, with me!

  173. Joan Arning December 12, 2019 at 11:24 am #

    I love you!

  174. Jackie L. December 12, 2019 at 11:26 am #

    Thank You, Lord. May I always strive to point others to you.

  175. Mary December 12, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    I would be in tears as I am now, words would be few but they would be…I LOVE YOU, thank you for loving me.

  176. Anne Bailey December 12, 2019 at 11:46 am #

    What a sweet baby boy you are! You are so aborable! So cute! Praise God for sending you!

  177. Anita December 12, 2019 at 11:55 am #

    Liz: I am not sure if I would be able to speak to Him. The awesomeness of seeing this precious Child of God. I would probably lay prone before the King of Kings and worship Him.
    I would love to read one of your children’s book at our Good News Club held each Tuesday after school, at my daughters public school. We have 52 children who come each week to hear sing and hear about Jesus. It is all done by volunteers and the club is sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship. What a privilege to bring the Good News to these little ones!

  178. Mary December 12, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

    With tears running down my cheek, I would say Thank you! Then I would walk away, so Mary and Joseph could have some peaceful time with Him.

  179. Sally Lamb December 12, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

    I would fall to my knees in awe of this Child and what He means to the world. And I would thank Him for His mercy and grace that forgave me and pulled me from the pit.

  180. Stephanie December 12, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

    “….thank you….”

  181. Christina December 12, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

    I would kneel in awe and bow my head (of course with tears down my face) and gently whisper “Welcome my King, my Saviour” “Thank you” and gently touch his feet. I would most definitely would look at Mary and tell her “Thank you for your obedience” and to Joseph I would probably hug him and shake his hand and declare blessings upon him. Just stand there and take in the whole scene.

  182. Terri Crandall December 12, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

    Thank you for coming Lord Jesus. I am most grateful for your sacrifice.

  183. Stephanie H. December 12, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

    I would thank him for being my eternal father and for always being there for me no matter what.

  184. Beth Vogt December 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    Welcome to the world, little one. We don’t deserve you …

  185. Ellen McCormack December 12, 2019 at 5:15 pm #

    I would say to the baby Jesus,
    “ Thank you for coming down for ME. My awe and gratitude are more than my words can ever say. How I love you.”

  186. Peggy Kendrick December 12, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

    When I bowed down to the baby Jesus in the manger, I would thank Him for leaving glory to become a sacrifice for my sins. His death and resurrection gave me redemption and eternal life, for which I am always thankful. I pledge to live a life of gratitude and teaching others about Him.

  187. Katherine Hind December 12, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

    How can this be? Is this really you? The wonderment of it all would take my words away.

  188. Mary Kay Moody December 12, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

    I suspect I’d not be able to speak! I hope I could say “Welcome. And thank you, my Lord and Savior.”

  189. Emily McClure December 12, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

    If I didn’t know He was the Savior of the world, “Let me just squeeze this little baby!”
    If I did know like I do now, “Thank You for coming ♡”

  190. Lori Hebenthal December 12, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

    What a wonderful blessing you are💕

  191. Alana Morgan December 12, 2019 at 9:28 pm #

    I would say softly…”Baby Jesus, thank You for coming for me.”

  192. Suzanne Kiser December 12, 2019 at 9:34 pm #

    Our precious Christ child! Oh how we adore you. You are perfect in every way. I wish I could have held you and loved on you. Thank you for coming to earth and give yourself a sacrifice for us. My heart is overwhelmed with your love for me.

  193. Dawn December 13, 2019 at 4:17 am #

    I would say Dear Sweet Baby Boy, You are a gift from your Father, God. He sent you to save a world (and me) from their ugly sins. Seems like a enormous task for such a precious and innocent baby. How could I be loved so much? Thank you for being Who you are now and Who you will be as you grow up.
    I love you,
    Dawn

    • Virginia December 13, 2019 at 7:47 am #

      Thank you, Lord

  194. Tamara Adkisson December 13, 2019 at 5:22 am #

    Welcome baby Jesus. The world will never be the same.

  195. Virginia December 13, 2019 at 7:45 am #

    Thank you, Lord!

  196. Shelley December 13, 2019 at 9:06 am #

    I love you, Jesus!

  197. JJ December 13, 2019 at 9:17 am #

    May I hold you baby Jesus….the One who will hold me forever.

  198. karen simon December 13, 2019 at 9:36 am #

    Alleujah! Thank you for coming. May I embrace you in my arms and in my heart?!!!

  199. Jody R December 13, 2019 at 10:57 am #

    “Oh baby boy, Sweet Jesus, It’s REALLY you”! Bowing, my hand over my heart.

  200. Penny December 13, 2019 at 11:57 am #

    You’re the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

  201. Patricia December 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    Thank you.

  202. Janice Heyer December 13, 2019 at 2:09 pm #

    I would look at him bow my head and say thank you.

  203. Judy December 13, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

    What would I say to the new born baby?

    I have waited for you….now your here…I am so happy.

  204. Lea Deisher December 13, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

    “What would you say to the newborn Jesus, nestled in a manger?”

    Welcome, I’ve been waiting for you! Thank you!

  205. Pam December 13, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

    I’m not sure we’d be able to utter a word; we’d be awe struck at the wondrousness (??) of it all.

  206. Sue Roberson December 13, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

    Welcome.

  207. Rozanne Janacek December 13, 2019 at 4:09 pm #

    What would I say to the newborn Jesus in a manger? I am not sure that I would have words. If I were a shepherd and just saw a multitude of singing angels in the sky who directed me to the stable, I would be awestruck and filled with wonder. I would just gaze at him and look at his parents and ponder all that it meant.

  208. Linda December 13, 2019 at 4:30 pm #

    Liz, I’m not sure I could even manage words at the awesome sight of Him! I’m sure through the tears streaming down my face, my lips would move – but would the sound escape? I hope I would break out in songs of praise!

  209. Susan G. December 13, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

    I would probably be in awe and in a soft voice say, ” Oh Jesus, even as a little baby, I feel the presence of Almighty God here in your presence.”
    And then, I know the tears would begin to fall from my eyes…as they often do when I am in His presence.
    Thanks for this Liz. What a beautiful blog today.

  210. Donna December 13, 2019 at 8:07 pm #

    Oh, Jesus, it’s You! You are here! God With Us! Emmanuel!

  211. Lois A. Garrett December 13, 2019 at 8:48 pm #

    I would probably be speechless. I imagine that I would fall to my knees, with tears in my eyes, I would finally murmur, “Thank you, Precious Jesus, for coming to Earth to fulfill the Father’s plan for saving us from our sins and giving us hope for eternal life!”

  212. Susanna Smith December 13, 2019 at 9:46 pm #

    I’m not sure I would have words to speak. When my children were born, and that first moment they were handed to me, I could only manage a “hey, baby”. I was so in awe of that little life. The thought of seeing Jesus Messiah as a babe? Overwhelming in joy. But if I gathered my thoughts enough to speak, I would say “Welcome, sweet holy One, to our world that You made with a word. Thank you. Thank you, with all my heart, for being born to die, that I might one day live forever with you. We do not deserve your goodness, but you are most welcome.”

  213. Carolyn Seifert December 14, 2019 at 4:35 am #

    I would say four heartfelt words…

    “Thank YOU for coming!”

  214. Susan Ivester December 14, 2019 at 6:30 am #

    Sweet Jesus, Savior of the world, You are so beautiful to me!
    Thank You for coming. Thank You for Your wonderful plan.
    Thank You for loving us enough to die for us. May I hold You?
    I know someday You will hold me. Sweet baby Jesus, Happy Birthday. I love You. Your face is ALL I need.

  215. Cindy December 14, 2019 at 8:31 am #

    I am sorry that you will have to suffer for me-Thank you!

  216. Clair Herrera December 14, 2019 at 8:46 am #

    Oh, how I love you!!!

  217. Mary Newman December 14, 2019 at 8:46 am #

    You are too wonderful for words but in actuality it’s not words You require, only obedience. Help me.

  218. Jan Sherburne December 14, 2019 at 10:01 am #

    I would say to Christ in the manger, “Thank you for coming!” ” I wish there had been another, less painful way, for you and your Father, but our sins were so great and never ending. I’m still in awe of the miracle you are, a gift of love and grace that erased my sins forever. Please accept my humble but sincere thanks and gratitude. I am forever yours, Love, Jan

  219. Quinn Dyrli December 14, 2019 at 10:08 am #

    I would say, “Welcome to the world, Sweet Savior! We don’t deserve your gift and sacrifice, but we are so grateful that you chose to give up your glory to put on human form so that we can share in your glory eternally! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

  220. Liz Thomas December 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

    I would be speechless; tears flowing, grateful heart, and a hand stretched out to touch Him!
    How Great is our GOD!!!

  221. Alana Taylor December 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm #

    Thank you for giving up all the privileges of heaven so that I can go there someday.

  222. Becky Belcher December 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm #

    It’s overwhelming to comprehend being there to greet him, but:
    “Welcome little one – I give Thanks to Our God for sending You to be with us. God is definitely LOVE.”

  223. Jamille krupa December 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm #

    My Lord and My God & in my heart I would think The Word was made flesh & dwelt among us.

  224. Debbie Whitehead December 14, 2019 at 9:15 pm #

    You have come…for me.

  225. Melanie December 14, 2019 at 9:31 pm #

    Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, there’s just something about that name! Oh, how beautiful you are, Savior of the World!

  226. Mary Lines December 14, 2019 at 9:38 pm #

    I honestly don’t think any words I could manage to utter would be fitting for the birth of our Savior. My heart would burst with joy upon seeing Him, and tears of joy would flow!

  227. Larissa Schuller December 15, 2019 at 5:53 pm #

    I would be speechless. A new baby boy born to save the world.

  228. Bettie Bailes Collins December 15, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

    You are the most beautiful baby I have ever seen.

  229. Cheryl Davis December 16, 2019 at 7:35 am #

    I love you with all my heart!

  230. Fran December 16, 2019 at 8:06 am #

    Welcome precious Jesus our Messiah. Thank you for coming for us.

  231. Debbie Weber December 16, 2019 at 9:16 am #

    What a gift! This baby boy is a real human being and also fully God. Thank you for your love and coming to save us.

  232. thalma December 16, 2019 at 10:51 am #

    thank you for your insights and reminder to be Joyous and Praiseful (?) especially at this time of year. What would I say to the newborn Jesus? I would probally be in too much awe to say anything except ¨thank you¨through my tears.

  233. Emily Shaw December 16, 2019 at 10:52 am #

    I love that you chose to come into this world as we do. I thank you for your everlasting gift. To know that you, Lord of all nations made the sacrifice. I love you!

  234. Amy Odom December 16, 2019 at 10:58 am #

    Sweet Baby Jesus. You are perfect. You are planned and You are the plan for the world. Thank you for coming to bring me peace and hope.

  235. Digna kelly December 16, 2019 at 11:19 am #

    Thank You Lord Jesus for loving us so much ; to die for us. I will make blankets for babies who have no one to make blankets for them. 🙏

  236. Amy T December 16, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

    Precious Jesus, I am humbled by your birth. Thank you for coming to save me from our sins, to be my Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God. Thank you for coming to show me how to love, for showing me the Father, and for bringing me eternal life here on earth and in heaven. May my life glorify you each day. I humble myself before you, and give you all I have today. Jesus, my Savior and King.

  237. Judy Parker December 16, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    You are SO faithful, Lord, and You finish what you start. Thank You, Almighty God. ❤️❤️

  238. Kathy Scovanner December 17, 2019 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi, Kathryn!

    You are my beloved and I share your love to my grandchildren everyday. Oh blessed Jesus so sweet and small. I know what is coming for you but I will share your news everyday to anyone. Love oh blessed Jesus!

  239. Kathryn Montano December 17, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

    Sleep tight, for you are destined for greatness

  240. Lisa December 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    Thank you!!!!

  241. Mary Beth Plumpton December 17, 2019 at 5:38 pm #

    To an imperfect world, you our Saviour have come…perfect

  242. Ailsa December 17, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    I’d say, “You darling boy! You wonderfully kept promise of our Father.” And I might kneel by the manager, despite the messy around me, lean close, and plant a kiss on His forehead!

  243. Judy Bone December 17, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

    You precious baby; oh how I love you.

  244. Brenda Shirk December 17, 2019 at 8:33 pm #

    Being full of awe, I don’t believe I would be able to say anything. I would have tears of joy and excitement.

  245. Michelle Wood December 19, 2019 at 11:16 pm #

    I would thank him for his unselfish love for me

  246. Lynn Thomas December 31, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    Your insight into the scripture is the obvious product of intimate communion with the Author – who is also the Finisher of your faith and mine — the great Storyteller, who makes every principle relatable and every promise ours. My maternal grandmother had the gift of storytelling. I sat hours at her feet as she relived time and tales of life and her own journey through the Word. Thank you for that kind of peace — #atHisfeet #inHisarms, #rememberingthepeace.

    (I see below you ask for website — mine has fallen into disrepair — but your words inspire me to suit up and energize with a new vision in 2020.)

  247. Julie January 18, 2020 at 8:44 am #

    Beautiful!