Sunday, December 9, 2012

It Shouldn't Be Like This....

I don’t know if you have ever thought those words.  But I have thought them more than once.  My life…it just shouldn’t be like this!?  It wasn’t supposed to be this way.  How did my life become this….and yet today in church I had a beautiful epiphany. 

I was reading this morning on my Kindle my advent devotion for the day and it was talking about Mary.  How young she was and an un-wed Mother.  And I started to think about it…. even though Mary did nothing wrong, I can’t even imagine the scorn she received.  You know people talked badly about her.  Probably behind her back and to her face.  And then Jesus was born in a barn?  The King of Kings and Lord of Lords who left Heaven and all his glory was born in a stinky stable?  And you had to wonder did Mary think…..It just shouldn’t be like this!?!  Doesn’t God know I should have a husband first and Jesus should have been born somewhere clean and decent.  This just doesn’t make sense.  This wasn’t how it was supposed to be.   Well I know that is what I would of thought and what I have thought about my life more than once. 
And you know it just gives me SO much hope.  I love that Jesus’ story is messy and imperfect to the human eye.  I love that Mary had to trust God’s plan more than what made sense to her.  I love that my Savior can take a really sketchy story (my life) and turn it into beauty, when we believe and trust God for his promises. 

So that is my thought for the day…maybe your life is ANYTHING but what you thought it would be.  I know how you feel and so does Mary, and so does God.  Let’s trust He is working and healing and moving in our lives.  Let’s be so thankful God uses less than perfect circumstances for his glory to be shown. 

Luke 1:45  Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished! 

Merry Christmas!

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