God’s Plan’s for You
“God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Luke chapter 1: 26b-28 (NIV)
Imagine how Mary must have felt when the archangel Gabriel told her that she would be the mother of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. There were many emotions running through her at that moment, shock, excitement, awe, disbelief, and horror. During that period of time the Jews were obsessed by living their lives as perfect as possible, and anything that anyone did that was either sinful or appeared sinful, who weren’t high priests, were looked down upon with scorn. Now Mary, as we know, was betrothed the the carpenter Joseph, but they have not spent much time together, so when Mary was walking around with showing her pregnancy belly, she was thought of as an adulterer, being an unmarried women and already pregnant. Mary was not hindered by the eyes of her neighbors, her heart was fill with joy, she was focused on the task that God had given to her, being the mother of His Son.
Sometimes when God gives us a task to accomplish, we are faced with many hardships that come with the job. But no matter how hard life seems when you undergo these tasks we must be joyful as Mary was, as she saw it she was chosen by God do deliver the Savior of the world, she was blessed with a loving husband who shared her duty along with her. We must have that same attitude, that when God gives us a difficult task we have to think of it as a blessing, for that is what God promises to those who do His tasks. He will bless you beyond all comprehension, and you will be thankful for all the hardships that comes with the task, God promises that.