The nativity story along with the story of the birth of John the Baptist are amazing stories of faithful people doing what God has told them to do. I noticed that Mary was told that she was “favored among women.” God must have noticed her sincerity of heart to Him and her willingness to follow his will. God trusted her with birthing the Messiah. What an awesome responsibility! Could God trust me with an enormous task? I see Abraham, Noah, Moses, Joshua, David etc. being trusted with massive responsibility, not because of their skills but because they loved God. Does God see me as someone he can trust in that way? What about you?
Tomorrow’s reading: Luke 3-6