Looking Back I See Ahead
I see by faith, Mary large with child;
Assuring Joseph she was fine…trying to smile.
Surely she was uncomfortable, for she knew her time was here.
I can almost perceive her sigh as the inn drew near.
But it was not to be the place the Christ would be born.
There was no room available with a bed comfortable and warm.
In a manger lined with hay,
The head of the Son of God would be laid.
While the world was busy doing their own thing;
In a stable, was born the Savior-King.
The Angels could not contain the excitement, their voices rang clear;
So loud, the shepherds in the field could hear.
“The peace on earth” they sang about, will one day surely be.
Because, now in looking back, I see what He did on Calvary to set us free.
He, who was born in a manger, now prepares for me a place as the Word says.
I see by looking back the wonderful future that lies ahead.
For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith