My wish for you....

So the last couple of days I have been reading the story of Christmas according to Luke. I am sure that many of you have read or listened to it a million times...we all know the great story and how it unfolded so many years ago...last night I lay awake thinking about how it could have all not happened...at least not the way that we know it...it could have all not happened that way if Mary and Joseph had let their humanness get in the way.

Think about it...a virgin birth? Finding out that your virgin fiance is pregnant? Seeing angels? None of that could have gone over well with those who did not experience it first hand...and it was all probably a lot to swallow if you were Mary or Joseph. I imagine moments where they had to feel a bit crazy, don't you think? I know I would in their shoes...crazy, scared, nervous, anxious, terrified of it being true...or not being true...It all sounds like a story too good or too out there to be true...but somehow...through their faith in God, Mary and Joseph moved forward to follow God's plan to bring His Son to the Earth. And of course God knew it would happen that way the whole time...He always knows. :)
Then I got to thinking about how many times in our lives we miss great moments...or what could have been great moments...because we allowed our humanness to get in the way? I am sure I have missed countless moments because I was too afraid of being called crazy, I was scared, nervous, anxious, terrified of it being true...or not being true. You know? Moments where I can look back and regretfully know that God wanted to use me...and I failed. And of course God knew it would happen that way the whole time...but when the next moment comes I always feel a little more sure, more trusting and God never fails to use me then...and those are the moments I remember most.

So my Christmas wish for you, and me, is that every day we let our humanness get less and less in the way...What if God has a Mary moment in store for us? I mean, Mary was an ordinary girl that had an extraordinary thing happen to her...what's to say that God doesn't have something grand planned for us...hidden among the every day?
God, after all, loves all of us as though there were only one of us, right?

I hope that makes sense to someone and not just me.
But even if it is just me, I am OK with that because I want to be ready if a grand moment comes my way. :)

Off to make a birthday cake for a Savior.
Love, Crystal :)
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12 comments:

lori vliegen said...

perfect love from God sent to us through his perfect Son Jesus, all according to His perfect plan. Merry Christmas! :)

Molly said...

Hi Crystal! Your tree is beautiful, I love all of the different ornaments and their meanings. Thanks for speaking the true reason for the season. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year.
~ Molly P

Kate said...

Hope you have a very merry Christmas with your family!! You deserve it! :)

Trish said...

this post is so inspiring. I LOVE it, you made sense to me...and maybe one of your grand things is posting this on the web? just a thought.

off to do my tree tour :)

The Garcias said...

Thanks for the great reminder. I like the way you phrased it, "a Mary moment"... I so often get caught up in the details of my life and fear that I fail to recognize what God is trying to accomplish. I hope that my posture is such that I may be used for His glory and open to the "Mary moments" in my life. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Sarah B. said...

Such a great thought inspiring post. I totally agree...we let our humanness stop us from just trusting and having faith in so many instances. This past Sunday a solo of "Do you hear what I hear..." was sung and I really listened to the words. And that is one of my new favorites because it is such a reminder that God can use the littlest thing, the smallest person, a brief moment to share his message and it was just an exciting thing to hear that remidns me that I can share the message...little me who gets in the way of God's work...just stop, have faith, and listen to him. Hope your family has a Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Our pastor preached basically the exact same sermon as this entry this past week! A great reminder.

Merry Christmas to you all! :) and congrats on baby # 2 on the way! :)

sara said...

That's good stuff. thanks. :)

Holly said...

Love this. Thanks for sharing, sweet friend. You have a magical way of opening my eyes and heart.

Love you. xooxoxoxxo

LuLu said...

Merry Christmas, very inspiring post. Thank you.

CJC said...

i really needed that, thank you :)

Meg said...

Just think how much more joy there would be in the world if there was less of us and more of Him! I wish I could get this right in my own life..I get so caught up in things at times I forget to look at the big picture...God's Plan for me! Not my plan for me! May God lead us and guide us according to his plan this coming year! God Bless and Merry Christmas!

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