Wednesday, December 9, 2015

In The Word Wednesday

Hi everyone...Debbie here with In The Word Wednesday

With this being December and as we are getting ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I wanted to share the passages from Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month (of Elizabeth's pregnancy) the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!"
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.
And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."
And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I am a virgin?"
And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
For nothing will be impossible with God."
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

I try to image how Mary felt through this.  Being a young girl, she must have been pretty scared and uncertain about all of this.
But yet she says:  Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.

I want to have this kind of faith!   To be able to say...let it be to me.

Let's not get so caught up during this busy time of shopping and preparing for Christmas, that we overlook the real meaning of Christmas.  The birth of our Lord and Savior.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas celebration!


Paula Jennings said...

such a beautiful post Deb! And how true. To be able to respond to an angel let it be to me even from such a young age. That truly is amazing faith. I wonder today how hard it would be for the angel to find someone so willing to respond in that way. We are so used to looking for logic and convenience these days - neither of which was part of the message the angel brought to her.

Linda Harvey said...

Thanks for the timely encouragement.

Paula Jennings said...

wonderful post Deb! We just did this scripture in my Hello Mornings study. Those were my thoughts too - that a teenage girl could be so obedient and faithful to say let it be to me...despite the complications it would cause, the gossip she must have faced, the ridicule because people may have thought her story preposterous or simply an outright lie. But there she was faithful and because of her faith was the vessel chosen to bring God in to this earthly realm! I know how blessed I feel having gone through infertility and risked having a child with complications because of my age, or for myself and the child to be infected with an incurable disease but to give birth to the Son of God is just WOW to even try to imagine it.