The last few days of this plan have all come from Luke. Previously, an angel visited Zechariah with news that he and his wife (who are by now senior citizens) are to have a baby boy, named John, and that John will prepare the way for the Lord. Crazy news!
Continuing reading again in Luke, God sends the angel Gabriel to another with similar (but greater!) news. He tells Mary that she will give birth to a baby, who is to be named Jesus, and will be the son of God, and the King of an everlasting kingdom in heaven. Aahhhhh, wow!
Mary doesn’t understand how this is possible since she is a virgin, but the angel assures her that the Holy Spirit will be the one at work, and God can do what is not possible by man.
I think, in this moment Mary really shows her faith since she responds: “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”
I hope and pray that I can approach God’s will this way too. Be still and approach God with the confidence that He will work, and then trust and believe what he has planned.
Saturday 1: What is the significance of Christmas to you?
Sunday 2: Make a handmade Christmas card
Monday 3: Share from devotions
Tuesday 4: Take a picture of your city dressed up for Christmas
Wednesday 5: Go to the library
Thursday 6: Share from devotions
Friday 7: Treat self to a Starbucks holiday drink
Saturday 8: Write a letter to Santa!
Sunday 9: Share a cup of peppermint hot chocolate with a friend
Monday 10: Share from devotions
Tuesday 11: Share your favourite Christmas movie
Wednesday 12: Favourite Christmas song, why?
Thursday 13: Share from devotions
Friday 14: Do sit-ups for the length of a Christmas song
Saturday 15: Bake Christmas cookies
Sunday 16: Go to the gym, relax and de-stress
Monday 17: Share from devotions
Tuesday 18: Favourite childhood Christmas memory
Wednesday 19: Spend time at the campus coffeeshop
Thursday 20: Share from devotions
Friday 21: Movie night
Saturday 22: Cook a meal for the family
Sunday 23: Celebrate Christmas with close friends
Monday 24: Family festivities
Tuesday 25: Christmas Day