maybe it's because i live in america, or maybe it's because i'm human, but i have a sense of entitlement that seeps into my thinking and living.
if i was Mary, praise to the Lord would not be my response to a pregnancy before my wedding. i'd be depressed about my body getting big before the big day. how am i supposed to fit in my size 2 dress, Lord?? how could you? lame.
Mary understood this world was not about her nor her comfort. there was a far greater purpose, a higher calling, a bigger plan. the sweetest part though, is that the Lord chose to use her. He didn't have to, but He wanted to. i wonder how the Lord might choose to use our hearts if they were willing like Mary's.
this Christmas season, may our hearts be set on something bigger and better and greater than ourselves. and may that pour into every part of our being and each day of our living.