Not everything happens the way we think it should…God brought forth the most amazing of miracles…the most important miracle of ALL time…in a hidden place. The culmination of this miracle that Mary and Joseph had waited 9 months for was happening – not out in public for all to see – but in the most hidden of places….
How many times have you read the Christmas Story in Luke chapters 1 and 2…once or twice? Hundreds? Have you ever wondered why Mary was allowed to ask the angel a question and Zechariah wasn’t. They both asked a similar question, but the angel’s response to Zechariah was COMPLETELY different from his response to Mary.
My husband and I had the wait-five-years-to-have-a-baby plan when we got married. Then….We’re having a baby! A month after our second anniversary, we found out we were pregnant. After the initial shock wore off, we were totally excited! We celebrated. We told all of our family and friends. Everyone celebrated with us. It was big news. A baby is always big news! Mary had some news of her own…
I have lots of favorite things. My family, of course. I have a favorite book, a favorite song, a favorite singer, a favorite pair of jeans. There’s my favorite food, my favorite cookie sheets, and my favorite vacation spot. This time of year, sitting in the early morning with my tea and Bible and Christmas tree lights is my favorite thing to do. (It’s what I’m doing right now.) I even have a favorite miracle. Hands down, it would be Jesus. Start to finish…from His birth through His life to His death…Jesus is my favorite miracle!
Are you kidding me?!?! I have said these words a time or two (or a hundred or a thousand). Well…more times than I care to remember. Can anyone else relate? These are not kind, loving, happy words. Usually these words are spoken in great disbelief, or anger, or offense. Offense can keep us from our miracles….it’s time to let go and see our miracle!