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(8 December 2017)


"Mary responded, 'I am the Lordís servant. May everything you have said about me come true.' And then the angel left her."
(Luke 1:38)

I cannot imagine what a shock the angel's message must have been to Mary. She's a virgin, and here the angel tells her she will have a Son, who will be called the Son of the Most High. He then tells her God will give Him the throne of His ancestor David and He will reign over Israel forever and His Kingdom will never end!

This simple girl has just heard she will become the mother of a King. But He won't be just any King. He will be the Saviour King. He will come to the world not to judge it but to save it, and everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. 

If an angel were to give you this message, how would you react?

Mary said just 14 words, and with those words, she placed herself in God's hands to do with her as He pleased. 

In a few weeks time, we will celebrate yet another New Year. No one knows what this year will bring, but we can all rest assured that God has good things in store for us.

He has a purpose for each of us, and He has prepared good works for us to do. 

As He leads us through 2018, may we each respond to His instructions the way Mary did. May we say, "Lord, I am Your servant. May Your plans for my life come to pass."


This is my last post for 2018. I will be back on January the 15th. May you have a very blessed Christmas, and may 2018 be filled with love, peace and joy.