Ready to Serve

posted Dec 21, 2014, 2:18 PM by Joicy Becker-Richards   [ updated Jan 4, 2015, 2:59 PM by web feat ]
She was shaken and confused. What the angel proposed to Mary seemed impossible.

"Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus."

And by the end of their conversation, she believes and is willing, for NOTHING is impossible with God. A beautiful, touching story. 

But what does it mean for us, personally? Have you ever considered this story may also be a remarkable metaphor for all our lives? This story is ultimately not just about Mary or Elizabeth or the birth of baby Jesus, who became our savior. It’s also a message – an invitation – to US, individually and collectively, to also be willing to serve. The question is, are we open to God’s plan for us? And are we willing? 

Based on  Luke 1:26-38.     Click here to listen to the message, and access related resources