Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Yes That Would Change the World

 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:38, NKJV)

Picture this sceen with me. A young teenaged girl going about her life, and all of a sudden, here comes an angel. This angel brings her the news that she will have a child. How in the world will this happen, she wonders? She's never been with a man in that way. It's not possible. But, we know that what man deems imposible, God says is possible. Mary said yes to the task God had given her. We've just come out of the Christmas season. Really, it's the only time of year when we hear Mary's story. Like Mary, will we begin our year with a resounding "yes" to God? Will we let Him use us in whatever way He sees fit? To others, it may look crazy, but to Him...it's just the thing we need. After all, He uses the most unlikely people to get done what needs to be accomplished. Will we be part of that Master plan as Mary was all those years ago?

Dear Lord, I pray for each of us. Give us the boldness of Mary to answer Your call on our lives. In Jesus Name, Amen.  

6 comments:

  1. So true, Jamie! Her "yes" changed the course of history by bringing the Gift of Grace into the world. Oh, that we would be faithful to say yes. There'd be no end to the possibilities!

    2015 blessings, my friend!

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  2. A great lesson, Jamie! Thank you!

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  3. Saying yes to Jesus...trusting and obeying...that's my prayer for this new year.

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  4. I love that the Lord gave Mary the grace and courage she needed to walk in obedience. That encourages me. So glad to see you posting again. We've missed you.

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  5. Amen, Jamie! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. Obedience.... Yes, oh Yes. Imagine if she would have said,"No!" Did Mary say, "Wait , God, let me think about this, I will get up with you tomorrow." I think too often people do that. I have been guilty of that too many times. This is a very good blog and gives us so much to think about. Thank you Jamie girl, for sharing this. Love you. Welcome back.

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