Over 2, 000 years ago, Mary gave birth to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The salvation of mankind was dependent on Jesus coming to earth and living a perfect life, then dying as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
The divine nature of Jesus’ birth is, indeed, miraculous. But, the human side of it is touching in itself. Can you just imagine an angel suddenly appearing before you? Can you even fathom being a virgin and hearing the words “You will conceive and bring forth a son?”
Mary, too, pondered these things in her heart and asked: “How can this be, seeing I know not a man?” But, Gabriel calmed her fears by telling that her cousin, Elizabeth, had conceived a son in her old age and, added: “With God, nothing shall be impossible.”
Mary’s pondering thoughts vanished and she said: Be it unto me according to your word.” Nine months later, in a stable in Bethlehem, Mary’s birth pains began and she pushed forth the Savior of the world.
Now, let’s talk about you. Is there a dream that is bouncing around inside of you longing to be birthed? Do you ponder, as Mary did, how could you possibly give birth to it?
Perhaps you might be thinking:
- I will be misunderstood.
- The timing is not now because of finances.
- Too risky.
- My family will think I have “lost it”
During this Christmas season may we remember the reason Mary gave birth to our Savior was so mankind would have a new beginning that would bring him into a relationship with Almighty God.
But, may we also remember that as part of that relationship, He puts a dream inside each of us to fulfill that gives us much joy, and brings honor to Him.
Remember: “With God, all things are possible.” “Why not stop the pondering thoughts and Give Birth to Your Dream!’