Here’s a side to the Christmas story that isn’t often told:
-Those soft little hands, fashioned by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb, were made so that nails might be driven through them.
-Those baby feet, pink and unable to walk, would one day walk up a dusty hill to be nailed to a cross.
-That sweet infant’s head with sparkling eyes and eager mouth was formed so that someday men might force a crown of thorns onto it.
-That tender body, warm and soft, wrapped in swaddling cloths, would one day be ripped open by a spear.
-Jesus was born to die.