Monday, November 28, 2011

God First, Man Second: Christmas Edition Part 1

I've decided to take my Monday morning focus and zoom in on some scriptures that surround the birth of Christ. The same rules apply. It's God first and man in a distant second.


The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. ~Luke 1:35-38


Here we have an angel delivering what has to be, like, the biggest news any teenage girl has, like, ever received. But this is more than just telling a girl she's miraculously pregnant. We learn about God in these verses. The power of God overshadows. God has actually made a way for His Spirit to be in us!

We can always trust God's Word. It never fails. Not epically. Not at all.

And we learn that when we trust in God, we learn more about ourselves. Things that we would be unable to do by ourselves, God can do in us. Our best response, no matter the Word, is Mary's response. May God's Word be fulfilled in us.

When have you experienced God's Word fulfilled in you?

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