In last week's entry, we were given the reminder to not be afraid because we are highly favored as children of God. Because of that, we can freely answer the call to serve and love in whatever God sets before us.
This week, I am continuing in our passage of Luke 1:26-38, starting at verse 31-
You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Did you catch that? "You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end."
Mary was just told that her son was going to be the most amazing son in the whole world (literally), a mothers dream. He was going to be perfect. Her son was going to sit on the throne and rule forever!!
Props to Mary and the trust she had. I would have sarcastically said "Yeah, right!" I believe that Mary completely accepted the foretelling as truth. In faith she simply believed that God could and would do what the angel said. Her only question was a really good one. She obviously understood the birds and the bees and was curious as to how this was all to take place....you know, the actual part of getting pregnant so that the Savior could be born. She was, after all, a virgin. Probably, the most amazing part of all of this is that even before knowing all the details, she was already ALL IN!
Sounds like a great example to follow. When we are given a call that we know has been placed on us by the Lord, it's ok to ask questions. But let us ask the Lord to turn our hearts so that the logistical questions we ask are asked in faith, knowing that He will do what He says He will do. Let's ask questions from a posture of being ALL IN.
Sometimes, the vision that God lays on our hearts is SO BIG that we cannot fathom how He will accomplish it, especially, through us. But that is the marvelous thing....He is God, He is in the business of marvelous, He's in the business of using us because He loves us.
Today, dear friend, trust God. He has done marvelous things. Let's praise Him and watch His plans unfold as He enfolds us into His heart for His glory!
I love you in the Lord, Mia
Check back next week for Part three!
A collection of writings from a life based on the truth that about midnight anything can happen.
As an imperfect servant of the Lord, I often feel I am fumbling my way through life, looking upward for guidance and outward to love. So, I write about it, to break up the noise in my head.