December 16, 2015

Proverbs 3:5-6

Mary must have had so many questions, but she only asked one. “How will this happen? Since I’m a virgin?” she asked. I’m not sure I could have let that angel go without a diatribe of more follow-up questions. How will Joseph know I have been faithful? What will my friends and family think? How am I supposed to raise the son of GOD? The list goes on … And I think all of those questions are normal for those who have just heard from an angel that they will be pregnant by the Holy Spirit and give birth to the Son of God! Although questions are normal and acceptable, we cannot let them stand in the way of obedience. This proverb reminds us that our understanding is limited, even if we have the opportunity to ask questions. Ultimately, we have to trust our heavenly father with our questions and with our journey.

PRAY for single moms in our area. Some of them are in our TOMS ministry and are teen moms. Others may be at Friends of the Family (a shelter for battered women and children) and others are in our church and are neighbors and friends. Ask God to provide for them this Christmas—for the tangible needs as well as for his love to overwhelm and sustain them.