Mary. Singing. Dreaming of her upcoming life as the young bride of Joseph. Tending to the laundry. What would have been another typical day, of her life, turned into the most extraordinary day of her life. An angel appeared. “Fear not.” Yeah, right. If it happened to me I would have had to do some more laundry.
“You have found favor with God. You will become pregnant with a Son, and you will name him, Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. God will give him the throne of his father, David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and his kingdom will never end.”
Mary questioned God’s plan, considering she had never been with a man.
But the angel explained, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be holy, in fact he will be called, the Son of God.” (Luke 1)
From that day forward, Mary found herself looking for Jesus. As he grew inside her, when he turned, kicked, and did all the things babies do inside the womb, she had to have wondered, what will he look like it? Will I see the face of God, or will he look like me? Time would reveal that Jesus looked just like God in all ways. For he always said, “I only do what I have seen my Father in heaven do.”
I’m sure Mary wasn’t the perfect parent, but Jesus forgave her for that. His death on the cross not only forgave her, but all of us who accept him for who he is, the Son of God. And guess what, he’s coming back. He’s coming to gather those who believe and call him, Lord. To take us to his home now, heaven to be with him forever. I’m living my life in a manner to be invited for the second greatest coming in the history of the earth! I’m looking for Jesus, are you?
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