As we are getting nearer to Christmas and celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, I am thinking about how God chose Mary to be a part of this magnificent miracle. God could have chosen any woman to bore His Son Jesus, but He chose Mary. Mary, the fiancé. Mary, the God loving woman. Mary, who was a woman just living her life for God, and He chose her. Out of all the women on Earth, God set her apart as the one He would trust with His Son Jesus. Can you imagine how special she probably felt once she came to really understand what had happened to her and the miracle birth she had been a part of?
You can feel that special too. God has miracles that He has planned for you to be a part of. He has chosen you. Many times we are not chosen by others around us. Often we feel rejected and unaccepted. But God has already chosen you. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 says For we know brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you. How great is it to know that like Mary, you are chosen! Of course, you are chosen for a different reason than she was, but God has chosen you to be a part of your own fantastic miracle.
God has had a plan for your life even before you had life.
Even before the world was created. Before anyone else knew or even thought of you being on this earth, God already knew you and chose you even then. Ephesians 1:4 says For He chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. Because God chose Mary to bore a Savior, you too were also chosen to be acceptable to God because of Jesus.
Not only has He had a plan, He’s had a good plan according to Jeremiah 29:11. Celebrate the birth of the chosen Messiah. Stand in awe that God chose Mary to bring Him to be the Savior for you. Praise God that He has chosen you too! You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into this wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9).
Put on your name tag and go into this Christmas season telling others that you are chosen, special, holy, and blameless because of the Savior who was brought to earth for you.
May you be blessed and encouraged.
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