“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.
How would you feel if you were given the opportunity to change the world? How would you respond if the Creator of the Universe appointed you to participate in a Divine plan to save the world? What would you think if the Almighty offered you the chance to parent His Son?
Imagine Mary. A teenage girl engaged to marry Joseph.
Innocent. Chosen. Highly favored.
Of course she questioned her remarkable predicament, but she didn’t hesitate to embrace the opportunity! She was obedient to accept her calling–her reason for being in this world–to birth, raise, and nurture the perfect child.
If you have children, you would probably agree with me that it’s easy to overlook their imperfections, because we love them so much. But……Mary didn’t have to overlook any imperfection in her little boy. She simply had to be a loving mother to the Perfect Son.
Can you imagine how Mary and Joseph felt when they were told that they would have a son that would be like no other to walk this earth? Although we are all created unique, this child was created above all others–the Son of God conceived of the Holy Spirit. The Almighty created Him intricately different than any other person….with special qualities and gifts like no other child. Jesus Christ was born to die for us….the Perfect Holy Sacrifice!
In all the nativity scenes I have seen, there is a glow on the faces of Mary and Joseph….just like any proud parents who have a newborn. However, the glow that Mary and Joseph shared was not just the joy they experienced in their hearts, but the glow of the Light of the World in their arms.
Back to my first paragraph…ponder this:
YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
HE’S WAITING FOR YOU TO RESPOND AND PARTICIPATE IN HIS DIVINE PLAN TO SAVE THE WORLD.
WITH THE SON INSIDE YOU, YOU MUST NURTURE YOUR HEART AND SHARE THE LOVE OF CHRIST THAT HE HAS BIRTHED IN YOU!!
Mary’s Jesus is the same Jesus you can know! The best gift you can give this Christmas is the gift of Jesus in your heart! Shine the True Light of the world!
WE ARE CHOSEN TO SHARE BABY JESUS WITH THE WORLD!
BEAUTIFUL JESUS…..BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR!