Day 17 Dec 19 Luke 1:34-38 A different attitude

Mary exhibits a very different attitude to the angel’s message of a child than Zechariah did when told his wife would become pregnant. Her attitude is one which is accepting of a new situation that would not leave her untouched by prejudice, gossip and suspicion but which would further the kingdom of God beyond what could be imagined.

The angel says there is nothing that God cannot do and yet Mary is first asked and agrees. She could have said no but even knowing that things would change for her beyond what she could imagine she states that she is the Lord’s Servant.

Her faith and trust in God trumps her fear.

What is keeping you back from agreeing to do the things of God?

Today’s Advent Thought for the Day is from Emma

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