Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Jesus's Parents

The Gospel reading for this Sunday is Luke 1:26-38 where the Angel Gabriel visits Mary to tell her she will "conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus"(Luke 1:31 NASB) . She is taken aback but eventually says : "may it be done to me according to your word"(Luke 1:38 NASB).

A young girl visited by an Angel & she submits to God's will.

Joseph also had to bear the possible shame of marrying a non-virgin & raise a child not his own. He did it, think of the enormity of the responsibility of raising the Messiah, "Son of the Most High; and the Lord God" (Luke 1:32 NASB).

He was a blue collar worker, a simple carpenter. He had no special abilities or training yet he did it!

So can we do what God wants us to do, he will not give us more than we can handle. "To one he gave five talents, to another, two, and to another, one, each according to his own ability"(Matt 25:15 NASB)

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