Advent Thought for Tuesday 15th December

Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”

Luke 1: 36 – 37

People think trust is an all or nothing proposition yet we trust people differently depending on who they are and what they have done before. As best we can tell this was the first time Mary heard God speak which means she had no basis of trust except that which her parents had taught her.

How did Mary know she could trust God? Apart from her own pregnancy she could see God fulfilled his promises when she learned her cousin was pregnant. This was a practical demonstration to Mary that God could do everything he said he would. A demonstration that helped her trust God.

When you consider everything God has done and said, how well do you trust him? Where around you can you see God today and how does that affect your trust in him?

Prayer: Father, my trust tends to be a bit fickle. Some days I want miracles and others I am happy to take you at your word. Help me to see your work in the world around me.

Action: Try and find God at work in the world around you.

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