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Then Mary said, “…Let it be to me according to your word…”
A small boy was writing a letter to God about the Christmas presents he badly wanted. “I’ve been good for six months now.” he wrote. But after a moment’s reflection, he crossed out “six months” and wrote “three months.” He paused again, and then crossed that out and smiled as he wrote “two weeks.” His smile faded and there was another pause, then scribbled that out and rising from the table and went over to the nativity scene. He picked up the figure of Mary, wrapped it gently in a cloth, and put it in a drawer in his room. He then went back to his writing and started again: “Dear God, if ever you want to see your mother again!”
I laugh every time I read this story. But behind the humour, there is a truth that isn’t funny at all. Many believers go through life feeling they never measure up to God’s expectations. That if they are honest, they have to admit they have been more naughty than nice when it comes to obeying God’s Word.
Compare this to Mary, Jesus’ mother. A young girl faced with an unimaginable circumstance. Even still, her response was, “If you say it Lord, I believe and receive it”. She then discovered that trusting God’s Word produced a heavenly reality for her life.
Could it be that easy? Simply be a doer of God’s Word and then see the impossible become a reality? Well, why don’t we put it to the test? Let’s find out together!
Let’s give the Word of God first place in our lives this year. Let’s read it together as a family of churches and when the Word shines light on areas of our life we need to adjust, let’s do it! Let’s commit to being doers of the Word, and not readers only.