Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Mary the mother of Jesus!

"...the child you bring forth will be called Holy, Son of God."

Considering the impact this message would have on Mary's ordinary life -- she'd have to explain to her family and her fiancé that she was pregnant -- her response is powerful and such a witness for you and me. She told Gabriel, "Yes, I see it now: I'm the Lord's maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me just as you say." How could she so quickly and easily put aside all that this surprising news would mean and surrender her will to God's?

How did Mary come to that place? I believe that in her journey up to that point there were many small steps of obedience where she had experienced and witnessed God's faithfulness. Perhaps places where she said, "Yes, Lord," even when it was difficult or did not make sense. Choosing to say "yes" on ordinary days prepared her heart to say "yes" on this extraordinary day!

You and I have those ordinary moments in our lives too ... moments that in and of themselves do not seem significant but when weaved together create a heart of obedience. One day God will ask us to trust Him for something extraordinary. Where will our heart be? Will we be ready to say "yes" to God, even when what He is asking seems impossible?

Hmmmm.... just something to thing about!!

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