Sunday Scriptures — A Thousand Years Later

Isaiah 40

The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary; God has shown you his grace. Listen! You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of King David, his ancestor. He will rule over the people of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end.”  Luke 1:30-33

A thousand years after the rule of King David, God decided it was time. It was time for his son, Jesus, Immanuel – God with us – to be born.

God could have chosen any time, any place, any woman. But he chose this time. This place. This woman.

The Creator of the universe did not choose for his son to be born during the hey day of Jerusalem. He did not choose for his son to be born in a palace. He did not choose for the mother of his son to be of the ruling elite.

No.

God chose a time when his people were under foreign rule. He choose a feeding trough in a stable. And he chose Mary, a humble peasant girl, decendent of David, to bring the Savior of the world into the world.

Just goes to show God can, and will, use whatever, and whomever, he wants to accomplish his plan. Even us.

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Alyce

I pray that I am able to say “yes” to God as Mary did. Her great faith is
an inspiration to me.

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