Luke 1:26-38 (by Jason)click HERE to download the Reading Plan pdf.
Well what better way to start the month of December than with the start of story, the visit of the angel Gabriel. I have heard this part of the bible read to me countless times when I was younger. It was the start of the Nativity Play we did at school, (I was only a wiseman’s slave, they ran out of proper parts, but I still got to wear a dish cloth on my head).
One of the things to consider today was how Mary must have been feeling during this visit. She was engaged, had so many different plans for her life, but God’s plans were so much bigger, and better. Notice in verse 30, the angle Gabriel ‘Do not be afraid’. It was big news, a big change to her life, but God is saying, ‘Do not be afraid.’
Some of you might be still adjusting to life in Sweden, some may have some big changes ahead, but God is saying, ‘Do not be afraid’. It’s His plans, He’s with you. He was with Mary, and He’ll be with you. Today, give Him your plans (however big or small) in prayer, and trust Him with them.