remaining anonymous

Wednesday December 24th, Luke 1: 30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." If someone in Mary’s position was to be found to be with child, it would be a disgrace to the family and she would most likely be killed to maintain her families honor.  Even with the Angel saying “fear not” I have to believe that what we do not read about in these stories were the inner thoughts and a great deal of fear on Mary’s part. Not only was she going to be in a family way, the child she was carrying would change the world, so much for remaining anonymous and living out a nice little life in the “burbs.” But, Like Mary we are all asked, in spite of our fears, to get down on our knees saying “yes” to God, remembering that fear is the opposite of faith.  Then as we are packing, we begin to see what direction our lives will take?  For some it is a once in a lifetime thing, but for the truly brave of heart and strong of faith, go for it.  Open each day with your willingness to say, I am the Lord’s servant.   


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