What Are You Doing to Make a Place For Jesus?

What Are You Doing to Make a Place For Jesus?

Luke 1 26-38

26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

“Okay, I’ll do it.”  That one little phrase can open the doors to great things that God can do for us if we make room for God to work in our lives.  Mary and Joseph have set an example of how to make a place for Jesus.

Mary’s response

“How can it be?”

Her first response was of confusion, she hadn’t an idea how she could be pregnant.

“Nothing is impossible with God”

Gabriel didn’t have to explain it, but he did for Mary.

“Behold the handmaid of the Lord”

With her final response, she believed that God knew what He was doing and that He would see her through the trials that would come upon her.

Joseph’s Response

Joseph believed

He believed Mary.

He protected Mary from public embarrassment.

God spoke to Joseph and calmed his fears.

Lessons Both Parents Show Us

God calls ordinary people to do anything but ordinary things

God gives courage to ordinary to do His work

God gives help for our doubts ands fears

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