If God had told me, when I was 16, everything I would endure, experience, and achieve over the next twenty years, I never would have believed Him. I’m often glad He didn’t tell me ahead of time because, frankly, I would have run in the other direction.
But this is precisely what happens to Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Luke 1. An angel of the Lord appears to Mary and tells her the Holy Spirit will overshadow her and she will become pregnant with God’s only Son, the long-awaited Messiah.
There are several things I find amazing about this announcement (a divine messenger and immaculate conception, to name two), but what I find most amazing is Mary’s incredible faith. These angelic tidings not only bent the laws of nature, they broke the laws of Jewish culture. This news signified a drastic change and upheaval in Mary’s life, and yet, she welcomed it.
Mary had an abiding faith in the goodness of God and the faithfulness of His word. She believed what He promised would come to pass and that He would provide for her every step of the way.
Mama, what promises are you waiting to be fulfilled? No matter how impossible it may seem, I pray you would believe God’s word is true. Nothing He says will ever fail. When you believe God’s words, placing your trust in Him, you–like Mary–are blessed.
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