This has been a crazy busy week! Every other day there has been a concert, the kids were out of town and although that should have helped my to-do list, there was just too much to do. Whew!
Thankfully, for us, the week is over. Now, I need a few moments to remember why I’ve been so busy this week.
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”
29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”
34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she’s now in her sixth month. 37 For nothing is impossible with God.”
38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
It was official…the Messiah was coming!
I need to find and hold onto that excitement over the coming weeks! It’s so easy to lose focus in the midst of the busy-ness. Even when the busy-ness involves worship.
**Father, help me to look to Your gift to us in EVERY moment of this season. Help me not be distracted by the world and the on-goings found in it. The Messiah is coming! Joy to the World! **