Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Baby Changes Everything - Part 1

A post from a fellow blogger has sparked an interest in me to "unwrap" Jesus in a new way this Christmas season by being fully present with Him and allowing every one of my senses to come alive so that I may receive everything that He has for me. 

I will be blogging a multiple-part series of posts titled "A Baby Changes Everything" over the next couple of weeks.  I pray that God will bless and encourage us both as we go through this "unwrapping Jesus" journey together this Christmas season!

Luke 1:26-63

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary.
28 The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
30 But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.
31 You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.
32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
34 "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"
35 The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon 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.
36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.
37 For nothing is impossible with God."
38 "I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.

God sent the angel, Gabriel, to Mary.  He informed Mary that God had favor upon her and that she would give birth to Jesus.  Mary had to put forth a LOT of faith and trust because she was a virgin and I am sure she was somewhat worried as to how she would be sharing this news with Joseph of a baby.  At this time, did you know that Mary was betrothed to Joseph?  There were 3 stages to a Jewish wedding back then:  engagement (a formal agreement made by the fathers) betrothal (the ceremony where faithful promises were made) and marriage (appoximately a year later, the groom will come for the bride at an unexpected time).  Mary and Joseph were just in the (promise ring) stage of their relationship and she was still a virgin, but she was to be with a baby.

To be continued....  

A Baby Changes Everything - Faith Hill


1 comment:

  1. Wow what a wonder 1st part cant wait to read the rest thanks Tonya


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