Dec. 19, 2021
After the angel came to Mary and told her that she would conceive the child in her womb and would call him Jesus, Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38, NRSV.) Mary sang her Song of Praise. WHAT IF MARY had not surrendered to God’s plan? WHAT IF MARY had only considered herself; her safety, her security, her needs, her wants, and her desires? What if she had denied God, rejected the call, and abandoned the child? How much different would history be? Where would we be? Thank God for Mary's faith. How might we also have a faith that defies difficulty and aligns itself with God's good plan for our lives? Have hope and see!