Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas - Mary letter 27

Then Jesus came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Then Jesus said to him, “Unless you see signs and wonders you will not believe.” The official said to him, “Sir, come down before my little boy dies.” Jesus said to him, “Go; your son will live.” The man believed the word that Jesus spoke to him and started on his way. As he was going down, his slaves met him and told him that his child was alive. So he asked them the hour when he began to recover, and they said to him, “Yesterday at one in the afternoon the fever left him.” The father realized that this was the hour when Jesus had said to him, “Your son will live.” So he himself believed, along with his whole household. Now this was the second sign that Jesus did after coming from Judea to Galilee. John 4:46-54 

Dear Auntie,

I am feeling stronger every day and I think this little one is gaining a pound every day. He is voraciously hungry, and once he is full, he smiles and gurgles to delight us. The joy that he brings us is extraordinary. And at the same time, I seem to worry every minute, more and more every day. Anyone that comes by here to see him, and many do, raises my protective instincts. I am suspicious, although I never was before.  In truth, he is a miracle worker when people are around. They smile and seemed filled with great joy.

The wise women are keeping me from doing much, wanting me to heal up and stay away from crowds for a bit longer. Joseph reports that the streets are very crowded during the day, and going to the market is taking your life in your hands. He is very brave, and fetches what we need. The women have also been baking extra bread for us and sharing vegetables from their gardens. Not having any where to cook has been a bit of a challenge.  But we seem always to have enough, even though I worry. We are really looking forward to returning home, as I cannot wait to see the looks on Mama and Papa's faces when they see this beautiful boy!

Sending love to you are your sweet family,


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