Nativity Songs Part II - Babes-a-Leaping
When Mary visits Elizabeth to validate Gabriel's claims, the yet unborn John "leaps for joy" in his mother's womb. John's reaction to Mary's voice highlights that infants--even unborn infants--are fully sentient beings equipped with personalities and members of the people of God.
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.