Moms, have you looked in the eyes of your baby and seen or at least sensed the wisdom of the ages? One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Mary Did You Know?” Several phrases from the song are…’did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?’ …’did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?’ …’the lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the dead will live again…’ Wow, what potential for a baby. Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, William Keen (first doctor to successfully remove a brain tumor), Joan of Arc, Charles Drew (physician who developed procedure for separating plasma from whole blood), Florence Nightingale, Marie Curie, John Kennedy, Susan B Anthony, Thomas Edison, Billie Holiday, Alexander Graham Bell, Madonna, Billy Graham, Diana-Princess of Wales, John Lennon (and all the other Beatles) and Elvis Presley, were all once someone’s baby. I’m not making light of the profound work Jesus still does. However, I believe the most extreme compliment is emulation; and Jesus did say we are all capable of performing the same acts as He. Therefore, as we celebrate the birthday of a man who came into the world a homeless baby, yet managed to start a chain reaction throughout the world that is still rolling through the ages, let us recall that he said “Let the little children come to me and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” Celebrate this Christmas Season by looking into the eyes of your babies, your grandbabies, great grandbabies, all children everywhere, and see the pure, limitless potential they all have been endowed with by the Creator to continue the chain reaction that continues to change the world.