Advent Thought for Monday 14th December

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“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:  34 – 35

Imagine being a teenager receiving the kind of news that Mary received in this passage. My guess is that your mouth would be wide open in shock and disbelief that you as a teenager would be giving birth to the Son of God. There could also be thoughts of inadequacy and thinking that they have the wrong person.

God chooses people to do amazing things, not because they are strong or powerful, but because he loves them, and knows that they are worthy of living out their calling. We might not be called as Mary was called, but we each have been called to something in this world by God. God will equip you for your calling, and while you might be scared of what you are being called to, don’t let that fear stop you from living out your calling.

Prayer: Loving God, thank you for loving us so much that you have called us to be your servants in this world. We might be scared of what you have called us to, but you journey with us and have equipped us with what we need to serve you. May we continue to trust in you and your calling for our lives. Amen.

Action: Be brave and willing to follow your calling.