Thursday, December 25, 2014

He Is Born

Jesus left His Father and His seed was implanted in Mary by the Holy Spirit. He started out at just a few inches and a few ounces  then He grew and became probably around 6 lbs or more. He was cramped in the space that He needed to grow in.

Here is the biblical account found in
Matthew 1:18-25.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. 

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thous son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: and knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Mary And Her Baby Part 2

Week 12-Size of a plum and is about 2.1 inches long and Jesus weighs about 49 ounces. He has all most all His parts and it is just a matter of keep growing.

Week 13-Size of a peach and is about 2.9 inches long and now 8.1 ounces. His head 1/3 size of His body. His vocal cords are forming and also his fingerprints.  His intestines moving from the umbilical cord into their permanent place in His tummy.

Week 14-Size of a  lemon and is 3.4 inches and weighs 1.5 ounces. Almost doubled in weight since last week. Jesus maybe sucking His thumb and wiggling His toes. His kidneys are making urine, and His liver and spleen are doing their jobs too. He is growing a thin, peach-fuzzy like hair all over His body. This will help Him keep warm!

Mary is now over the morning sickness but now has gone into a hunger overdrive. I wonder what she wanted to eat?

Week 15-Size of a navel orange. Now average weight of Jesus is 2.5 ounces and He is about 4 inches long. His legs out measures His arms. He is now squirming a lot. Jesus may be hiccuping and His joints and limbs can all move .

Week 16-Size of an avocado and is about 4.6 inches long and weighs about 3.5 ounces. Now Jesus listens to His mother's voice which He can hear because of His tiny bones forming in His ears. Hair, lashes, and eyebrows are growing. He is now forming His taste buds.

Mary at this time may feel Jesus moving.

Week 17-Size of an onion. Now Jesus is about 5.1 inches long and weighs about 5.9 ounces. his rubbery cartilage is now turning to bone. this is where Jesus is getting fat on His bones. The more He grows the thicker His umbilical cord becomes.

Mary is now experiencing rapid weight gain.

Week 18-Size of a sweet potato. Now can weigh as much as 6.7 ounces and is about 5.6 inches long. He now can yawn, hiccup, suck, and swallow. He is twisting, rolling, punching and kicking.

Mary might be able to feel Jesus doing these things.

Week 19-Size of a mango. 6.0 inches long weighing about 8.5 ounces. Jesus would now be developing a protective coating over His skin. It's greasy and white.  His  nerve cells for His sense of taste, hearing, sight, and smell are developing in His brain.

Mary is now mid-term of her pregnancy.

Week 20-Size of a banana. 10.2 ounces and measure now about 6.5 inches. His taste buds are working and He is gulping down several ounces of amniotic fluid each day.

Week 21-Size of a pomegranate. Is now 10.5 weighs about 20.8 ounces. Digestive system is developing.

Week 22-Size of a papaya. Now is 10.5 to 11.8 inches and weighs about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces.

Mary is starting to get stretch marks.

Week 23-Size of a grapefruit and is weighing about 12.7 to 20.8 ounces. Jesus is getting ready to be born. Face is formed and needs a little more fat to fill out. Jesus is now listening to His mother's voice and can hear her heartbeat. Also can hear noises outside of His mother.

Week 24-Size of a cantaloupe and is now about 10.5-11.8 inches long and weighs 12.7 to 20.8 ounces. Skin is becoming more opaque and pink in color.

That is the information for today. Again is is amazing to me how wonderfully we are made. The weights and lengths are different for each baby and these are just a general idea. But I can imagine how cramped Jesus must have felt.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Mary And Her Baby

The Christmas Story

Imagine Jesus, His Father God, and the Holy Spirit talking in heaven. They are all Spirits and one of the things that they were discussing was what they were going to do to help the people become part of their family.

They knew ahead of time that the first people that they put on earth would go against God the Father and be separated from Him.  So the plan was that when it was time God would send down His Only Begotten Son to save the world and allow them to become part of the family of God.

What was the plan? Jesus would leave His home in heaven. Leave His Father, and the Holy Spirit. He would be placed in the womb of a virgin girl named Mary by the Holy Spirit. Then Jesus would grow just like a normal baby and have a human nature along with being God the Son.

When Jesus told a story or parable He used symbols of the day and that is what I am going to do for our story. The site I am using to get my details is called Bump. I am not using word for word from this site but summarizing details that are important to our story.

We are going to look at the first eleven weeks of Jesus’ life in Mary from Jesus' point-of-view.

Week 3&4: Poppyseed is the size of Jesus.

*John 1:1-5 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him: and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

It is time for me to leave my Father, the Holy Spirit, and my heavenly home and come and live among the people of  the Jewish world.* The angel has told Mary, my earthly mother, that she is going to conceive me. She is a bit frighten because she is engaged to Joseph and what will he think when he finds out that she is going to have a baby. But my mother said, “Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” The angel then went away.

Weeks 3 and 4- I am now about the size of a poppyseed. My  spine, brain and backbone are already forming. My amniotic sac and fluid are forming into protective cushioning for Me. It is at this time that my mother may beginning the stage of morning sickness. It even may last through out the whole day. She may have bloating and mood swings. This would be a great time for her to pamper herself--but will she?

Week 5- I am the size of an apple seed. now and My major organs such as my heart, stomach, liver, kidneys, digestive, circulatory and nervous systems are developing. My mother is very tired and still having the morning sickness. This is the time that she should be around other woman having babies but she stays with her cousin Elisabeth and helps her while she is having her baby.

Week 6- I am the size of a sweet peat. I have doubled my size in just a week. My blood is increasing its flow through my body and my circulatory system is on its way to developing. I am wiggling my paddle like hands and feet. My poor mother is now very tired and her body is beginning to get ready for when I am born. She still has morning sickness and is moody and needs extra rest.

Week 7- It has arrived and I am now the size of a blueberry. I am now generating about one hundred new brain cells each minute. My brain and heart are becoming more complex. My kidneys are now my kidneys are permanently formed. My mother's morning sickness is doing better and now she is beginning to crave different things to eat. She is becoming emotional.

Week 8-I am now the size of a strawberry. I am moving my arms and legs like crazy. My fingers and toes now slightly webbed and my tail is gone. My taste buds are now forming.

Week 9-I am the size of a green olive. It is now month three. I am no longer known as a embryo but I have become a fetus, which means I am looking and becoming more and more like a baby. My small heartbeat can be heard by a doctor. My mother has put on some weight by now maybe one to five pounds.

Week 10-I am the size of a prune, which means I am about 1.2 inches long and weigh about 14 ounces. I have working arm joints and cartilage and my bones are forming. Fingernails and hair are starting to appear. I am now able to swallow and kick.

Week 11-I am now the size of a lime. I am now about 1.6 inches long and weigh about 25 ounces. I have only two more weeks in which I will still be in the trimester or stage one of my growth. I am able to move fluidly and gracefully. My skin is see-through, but on am on my way to looking more like a baby. My fingers and toes aren't webbed anymore. And I am beginning to develop tooth buds, hair follicles and nail beds. My mother, along with some of the other things my mother is going through, is having leg cramps. Sometimes it wakes her up at night.

(Will stop here for now and continue on next time. I want to leave you with the following verses:
Psalm 139:14-18
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
If should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.)

We are all wonderfully made and God formed us just the way He wanted to be.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

New Approach On Christmas Story

I can not believe that in three weeks it is Christmas. The time is going by so fast.

This year I am going to concentrate on telling the birth of Christ from His point of view. What He may had been feeling and thinking.

I am using a sight on the internet which tells me each week of a baby's development and how Mary must had felt also. I will be comparing Bible times with modern day times for this great event.

So I hope you will come back and see what I have discovered as I search through the internet and the Scripture and Bible traditions on babies and having babies.