Posts Tagged ‘faith hill’

 

Following on from yesterday’s blog post, Mary’s Story, I want you to consider a little bit more how Mary felt when God asked her to give birth to His Son.

This time however instead of focusing on how her faith in God, I want to think about the woman called Mary, who must have been scared and frightened. She must have worried how Joseph would feel about her news and how her friends would treat her as in those days, being an unmarried mother was considered to bring disgrace to the family.

This whole side of Mary, just like yesterday, confirms just how strong Mary’s belief and trust in God was. She didn’t hesitate in agreeing to God’s wishes, despite the reservations she must have been feeling.

So again today I challenge you to be a brave and trusting as Mary, and accept God’s directions for your life. God knows what is best for your life, and He knows better than anyone what you are capable of, so don’t hesitate to say to God today, Mary didn’t all those years ago!

How many times have you heard someone say, “A baby changes your whole life”?

I’ve certainly heard it said many times, but how do you think that makes the parents to be feel? Terrified? Thrilled? Anxious? Excited?

Well imagine how Mary felt when God told her she was going to have a baby, and not just any baby, the Son of God!

I’m sure she was terrified but I’m also sure she felt very humble that God had chosen her out of all the hundreds and thousands of people on earth, He chose her to Jesus’ Mum. Wow!

What a huge responsibility Mary had placed on her, especially as Mary would have known that the child she was going to give birth to would have a huge impact on this world, an impact that we’d still be talking about and celebrating thousands of years later.

What a difference one small child made in this world!

Today I challenge you to consider the impact you’ve made on this world.

A Baby Changes Everything by Faith Hill
 
Teenage girl, much too young
Unprepared for what’s to come
A baby changes everything
 
Not a ring on her hand
All her dreams and all her plans
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything
 
The man she loves she’s never touched
How will she keep his trust?
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything
 
And she cries!
Ooh, she cries
Ooh, oh
 
She has to leave, go far away
Heaven knows she can’t stay
A baby changes everything
 
She can feel it’s coming soon
There’s no place, there’s no room
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything
 
And she cries!
And she cries!
Oh, she cries
 
Shepherds all gather ’round
Up above the star shines down
A baby changes everything
 
Choir of angels sing
Glory to the newborn King
A baby changes everything
A baby changes everything
 
Everything, everything, everything
 
Hallelujah
 
My whole life has turned around
I was lost but now I’m found
A baby changes everything, yeah
A baby changes everything