Did you Know?

Did you Know?

Thursday, 8 December 2016  | Narelle - MECS Principal
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day walk on water?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you delivered, will soon deliver you.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm the storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
When you kiss your little baby, you kiss the face of God.
Mary did you know?
The blind will see, the deaf will hear, the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the Lamb.
Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy would one day rule the nation?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?
That sleeping child you’re holding is the great I AM.
    (Music and Lyrics by Mark Lowry)

A highlight in recent weeks was watching on YouTube, a performance of this song, performed by Mark Lowry and a vocal group called Voctave. I would encourage you to check it out at; it really is an amazing rendition.

I love Christmas! I love the festivity, the celebrations, the carols, and the gift-giving. I love putting up the tree and setting out our beautiful nativity scene in our home. I love the sense of expectation that comes with the advent season.

At school, we are also looking forward to our Primary Christmas Concert next Monday evening where we will sing songs about baby Jesus and enjoy the ‘cute factor’ that comes with our Foundation students performing their nativity play. However, it’s easy at this time of the year to get carried away with all this cute stuff. We can forget that the Jesus we celebrate at Christmas is the Christ that we celebrate at Easter; the one who died and rose again for our salvation and reconciliation with God.

This year in morning devotions, our staff have been considering the names of God in the Old and New Testament. This song brings so many of those ideas and images together – the miracle worker, the redeemer, the healer, the prince of peace, the perfect lamb, the creator, the ruler of all nations, the incarnate God, the great I AM.

It is my prayer for every member of this community that as you join in the festivities of this season, that you will know, deep in your soul, that this is who Jesus is! That at Christmas time, God came into our world as a baby, so that he might not only be part of the human story, but also that through his life, we may see His face – the face of God!

Thank you for your partnership with us throughout 2016! Enjoy a safe and festive holiday season with your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year!

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