A Random Christmas
Don't you just want life to make sense?
Many people have set out to write accounts about the events that have been fulfilled among us. They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. Luke 1:1-2NLT
Having carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I also have decided to write an accurate account for you, so you can be certain of the truth of everything you were taught. Luke 1:3-4 NLT
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Luke 1:26-27 NLT
Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you! Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. Luke 1:28-29 NLT
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! Luke 1:30 NLT
You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” Luke 1:31-33 NLT
Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” Luke 1:34 NLT
The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. Luke 1:35 NLT
What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For the word of God will never fail. Luke 1:36-37 NLT
(God) Don't you understand?
Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. Ephesians 1:11 NLT
Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. Luke 1:38 NLT
Perfect faith isn't the faith that moves God. Perfect faith is the faith that moves us to trust God when it doesn't seem like he's moving.
Just because this took them by surprise,
it didn't take God by surprise.
God has never interrupted His plans, only ours.