December Meditations - Week 1: Troubled
Posted on December 4, 2017

Read Luke 1: 26-29

“But she was greatly troubled at the angel’s words....” So begins the story of young Mary, a teenaged girl not yet married, who had been chosen to become the mother of the Messiah. She didn’t expect that. Who would? No one assumes an angel will randomly show up, announcing that you will become the parent of the Savior of the world. “She was greatly troubled at the saying.” How could she have been otherwise?

And aren’t we still sometimes “troubled” by the awareness that, ready or not, Jesus is coming... to us? Just think of the implications: What will He see in our lives? What will He expect from our lives? And, how might He turn our lives upside down? Those are Advent questions to consider prayerfully, for the answers we come up with may change not only the essence of our December but, indeed, the essence of our lives.


Michael Gherke on December 1, 2017

What an insightful commentary. Christianity is not a sit on the sidelines religion. The word that works for me is surrender. Surrender of who and what we are to the will of God. Joy is then the product. Circumstances come and go, pain and heartache are common to all humanity, but faith sustains us and the Holy Spirit brings comfort and we are mindful of who is in control and we surrender again to His will. God bless the mission of Marble, the people employed in carrying out that mission, and everyone who in any way is blessed by it. I thank God for all of my brothers and sisters in Christ. May it be the desire of each one to do God's will in opening doors of His love for those who know not the wonderful privilege of the fullness of Jesus Christ.

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