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But Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; for that reason also the holy Child will be called the Son of God. 

-- Luke 1:34-35

She understood that the “Son of the Most High” was not going to be Joseph’s son, so how was it going to happen? Sometimes we ask a simple question, because we have no idea how to phrase the one we want to ask. She knew about sex in producing children, but not about how God was going to do this thing. She asked a human question when she wanted a God answer. It comes under the same problem as reaching eternity. We can’t reach eternity, the best we can do is seek God and he does the rest. Mary asked, trusting that she would be given what she needed to do God’s will. It is all we can do too.

Posted Saturday, 27 November 2021 by PastorPeter

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;

-- Luke 1:31-32

The world has said ever since, “no way this can be true”. They say that this kind of love is not possible. Love without strings attached doesn’t make sense for a selfish god, and it is true, but God the Most High is not a demon pretending to be a god. He is the only God, there is no other and he is three in one, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This was God’s plan to gain our freedom and our worship of him because we are whole only if we are in him and worshiping him, because that is what we were made for. Our purpose is to love God and enjoy him forever.

Posted Friday, 26 November 2021 by PastorPeter

And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David;

-- Luke 1:30

You know that some things are just wishful thinking. Thinking your son will be a NHL star or your daughter will make the Olympics, is wishful thinking for most people. Not so for Mary, for her it was hopeful thinking. Yes she would be afraid, but a kind that knows God is in this and he will guard you and keep you, until his will is performed. God’s plans will never fail and if you know you are part of it, you too will succeed in it. It might cost you dearly, you might even die, but not before you have done your part. The other blessing is when you do die, you will be with him in paradise.

Posted Thursday, 25 November 2021 by PastorPeter
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