Definition of pregnant. 1 : containing a developing embryo, fetus, or unborn offspring within the body : gravid. 2 : full, teeming. 3 : rich in significance or implication here
The chances are that you have never been visited by an angel. For sure you have not been told you would become pregnant and give birth to the Son of God. However, I want to point out a way in which you have been given a mission similar to the assignment to Mary—albeit very minor compared to her mission. But your mission is important. Her mission was to give birth to the Savior; your mission is to announce the story.
His Spirit is birthed within you. Does his indwelling show forth in you? Mary began to show signs of her pregnancy; you should be showing signs of the Living God dwelling in you. As Mary faced hard persecution for becoming pregnant while unmarried, you may face persecution for showing signs of the Lord living within. Most of us in the USA do not suffer that kind of persecution but there have been many who have suffered, been beaten, tortured and killed for their willingness to carry the Spirit of the Son of God. Does your family disown you? Mary’s family probably wanted to hide her away. At least we know it was a complex issue with her betrothed and beloved Joseph.
God cares. He gives at least two answers to help you on your journey. First , He promised to be “with you.” Even if it takes an angel. Second, He will give you direction to find help. He sent Mary to Elizabeth who was living a miracle herself. She understood. She mentored. She encouraged. She kept Mary until Mary was able to go home “with God.”
Go back to the definition and ponder definitions 2 and 3, then draw some conclusions about how you can “radiate” the Christmas Story.
Good comparison of the Christian life with Mary’s pregnant joy.
Thank you. A reminder that Christ lives within.
Emmanuel,,,,,,,,God with us, in us …………Tell it forth the Amazing story of His great LOVE, Thank you.
Praise God for His promise to be “with us”. Great post!
See, we do have the same joyful hope from Him, now we must radiate it. If we don’t fill the well with junky stuff, it will spring up all around. Thanks for reading.