Encounter and Response Is Part of the Christmas Miracle

December 17th, 2020

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”

Luke 1:37-38 NLT

It was a scary message that Mary received from the angel of the Lord. She was young, she was not married, she was no one special and yet the message was, “you are going to get pregnant and the child will be a miracle prompted by the Holy Spirit.” She was told to not be afraid. She was asked to trust God even when she had very little understanding of what was happening.

This leaves us a pattern to follow in our trust of God. When things don’t make sense, can you trust Him? Will you trust Him? There are three guides here for us to follow:

  1. The word of God will never fail.                            
  2. I am the Lord’s servant.                                              
  3. May everything you have said come true.                  

This encounter and response is a part of the Christmas miracle. The birth of Christ is a big focus but there are many other parts to the Christmas story that shouldn’t be missed.

God will ask big things of you occasionally. He may stretch you and what you feel comfortable with. Don’t hesitate. Lean into it and Him. Who knows what He will do in you and through you. 

Pastor Wes Humble, Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations