A young girl told by an angelic being that she has been chosen to give birth to the Savior of the world. I can only imagine what that was like to absorb! I am sure there must have been fear about what her fiance’ would have to say about the news? In a moment Mary was informed she was an integral part in God’s plan to save you and me and her whole world would never be the same.
What is most amazing was her response, “Be it unto me Lord, according to your word”. In short, whatever your plan is Lord, I trust you. What a great response to such a life altering plan. Although, I would want that to be my response, I would put quite a bit of money on the fact, it would take some time for me to come around. Maybe, that’s why God had an angel deliver the news, I would think that would be a big attention getter 🙂
Baby Jesus came and He changed everything, not just for his parents Mary and Joseph, but He changed everything for us. He made a way for us to know Him, to have relationship with Him and to have eternal life, all of these indescribable gifts in one little baby destined to bring hope to all mankind!
And the real kicker, He will be called “Immanuel” God with us. He came to be with us in this life and the one to come. God wants to be with us…during the joy, during the pain, in the laughter and through the tears. He is with us!
This Baby changed everything!! As we celebrate the birth of this world changer this Christmas, I pray that we are very mindful of His life changing gift and the fact that He is always with us, cause He wants to be! Sounds like a reason to celebrate!!
Merriest of Christmases to you and yours!