30 But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants for ever; his kingdom will never end.’ Luke 1:30-33
The birth of Jesus was drenched in the miraculous. We have become all too familiar with the story of Christmas. We think of it as this sweet story that Children act out every year and we may fail to remember just how dramatic and powerful it would have been for Mary Joseph and many others who were there. An angel appeared to Mary! Sad to say, it’s not everyday that angels appear to people. I haven’t heard of an angel appearing to anyone for a while now. Also the conception was a supernatural one as Mary was a virgin. This was HUGE for both her and for Joseph, but thankfully they saw ans appreciated the work of God and they were humbled to be a part of his plan in this way.
Christmas is a time when we get to appreciate and celebrate a powerful God whose ways are supernatural. We get to reflect on those things that he does that only he can do. We get to appreciate that he is God and we are not. Remember it was God who declared in Isaiah 55: “8 ‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. 9 ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
This Christmas may you appreciate God for who he truly is, a miracle-working God. May you be filled with awe and wonder and may your heart well up with worship of him. May you come to expect the unexpected and begin to see God move in greater and more powerful ways than you have seen up to now. May you get a glimpse of his ways and a greater understanding of his thoughts.
Have a wonderful day!