Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have been the virgin Mary? Just take a moment and think about it.
Published December 5th, 2010 by Amy Wingfield
Theologians say she was a young girl, around the age of 12 or 13, already betrothed to be married to Joseph, quiet, obedient hand maiden to the Lord. There she was, going about her daily tasks when an angel appears and tells her, she has found favor with the Lord and she will be the one to carry and give birth to God’s own son! What fear and wide-eyed child amazement she must have felt. So special and so humbling was the gift God was giving to her.
Now, for all you moms out there, take a moment a recall back the first time you conceived and gave birth. Do you remember the joy? The emotion?
The indescribable feeling that this is the greatest gift of all?
There is a little of Mary in all of us. As followers of Christ, we strive each day to seek his will, be obedient and humble ourselves to his service. There are times when we fear, unsure of what we are doing or where we are going,.
“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 (NIV)
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows your wants, your desires your dreams. I can tell you from experience, when you turn it all over to him, surrender completely, the rewards, the gifts, the blessings are immeasurable.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Matthew 6:33 (NIV)
“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice.” Philippians 4:4 (NIV)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3: 16 (NIV)