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Mary’s Shocking News


I posted 2 years ago about Mary in great detail. To get a better grip on Mary in this life stage, read/listen to the post here.

We heard about Elizabeth in a previous blog post. The same angel that visited Elizabeth, Gabriel, now visits Mary. The shocking news had Mary in a quandary about the whole situation.

It’s time for the Savior of the world to come as a man and live out His earthly ministry. We heard in and throughout the Old Testament about a Savior, the Messiah, coming to save us. He’s the long-awaited messiah.

Poor lowly Mary is only a teenager. However, she’s been promised to Joseph in marriage. His betrothed. Neither of which has had intimate relations. Virgins. Mary being a virgin is a main factor of God having favor with her. She’s a good Jewish girl.

She was dumbfounded at the concept of becoming pregnant since she is a virgin.

You read the interaction between Gabriel and Mary in the scripture. Gabriel tells Mary that she’ll conceive of the Holy Spirit. In v. 35 it says this:

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 1:26-38

Mary couldn’t argue with that. She accepted it. But, she added this at the end of their interaction in v. 38:

“I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

Mary had some doubts. Who wouldn’t? That’s a pretty major thing; become pregnant while still a virgin. I’m sure she also had major concerns being not fully married to Joseph, yet.

How would you feel if it were you going through that situation? What would be going through your mind?

It’s scary, to say the least. In those times, they stoned/crucified people for offenses. Betraying a spouse to be… that’s infidelity. They didn’t take that very lightly. Read the Bible for yourself and see. Don’t take my word for it. It’s all there in black and white.

So, the big news… The Messiah is coming! That’s exciting! Joyous! How does that make you feel? Me?

If I lived in that time where I could encounter Jesus in person… I’d fall face down at His feet honoring, praising, and worshipping Him.

But, before he’s grown I’d try to find a way to get to Him to meet him in person. I’d definitely be one of the women who followed Jesus throughout his ministry. The ones who experienced things just out of arms reach of everything.

Your turn! Go!


Dear Abba Yah, Adonai, I lift up every reader, even the brief visitors, of this blog. I pray that even if just one sentence, or one word, is written that the reader will be so blessed that they don’t want to leave Your word and Your presence. I pray they are blessed beyond measure and their needs are met. In Jesus’ name, amen.

And He Will Be Called…


This Child was born for the sake of us people, we sinners, of all believers, from the beginning to the end of the world. With good reason, he’s called Wonderful, because he is both God and man. His love is the wonder of angels and glorified saints. He is the Counsellor because, he knew the counsels of God from eternity; and he gives counsel to men, in which he advises our well-being. He is the Wonderful Counsellor; none teaches like him. He is God, the mighty One. The Character of, is the labor of the Mediator, that no less power than that of the mighty God could deliver. He is God, one with the Father. As the Prince of Peace, he reconciles us to God; he is the Giver of peace in the heart and moral sense; and when his kingdom is fully rooted, men will learn to war no more. The government will be in sync with him; he will carry the burden of it. Divine things are spoken of Christ’s government. There is no end to the growth of its peace because the happiness of its peoples will last for eternity. The exact agreement of this prophecy with the doctrine of the New Testament shows that Jewish prophets and Christian teachers had the same view of the person and salvation of the Messiah.

With that, how can we not believe? He was born specifically to save us, sinners. It’s amazing! I look forward to peace for eternity. Peace is something the world had been working towards for some time now. The whole earth needs Jesus. That’s where peace is found. In HIM and HIM alone!

Join me this season to seek out His peace.

Dear Heavenly Father, I seek Your peace. I pray that the readers of this blog will also seek You, not just for peace but, for their salvation as well. Thank You for Jesus! He’s the reason for the Christmas season! In Jesus’ name, amen.

2 of 25 of Advent Scripture.
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Ahaz’s Sign of the Messiah


Ahaz was threatened. He was assured the attack was fruitless. Then, God gives Ahaz a reliably certain sign by the promise of the long-expected Messiah.

God keeps His promises. God is trustworthy! We need to trust Him in what He says. We also need to learn to be patient.

But, wow, can you imagine receiving a message like that? The Messiah is coming! Hallelujah!

I would’ve been mind blown! My jaw would drop to the ground! I would’ve gone bonkers with excitement. I probably wouldn’t be able to sleep!

How would you react and feel if you were Ahaz and been told that news?

1 of 25 of Advent Scripture.

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Dear Abba YAH, I lift up the reader of this blog and pray that it blesses them and causes the lost to reach out to You and be found because of this amazing Messiah message! In Jesus’ precious and holy name, amen!

Joy Amidst All Odds


To read the full context go to 1 Samuel 11. It’s 15 verses long.

God is faithful! He also brings great joy, even in the midst of great battles & violence. Also, I can see a portion of the Gospel in this scripture. How, you ask? Let me try and break it down for you.

The old testament has similarities to the Gospel message. It’s a reference to Jesus coming to save us. Also, we were told that Jesus will be our Everlasting Father in Isaiah 9:1‭-‬7, the hope of the coming of the Messiah [the promised and expected deliverer].

Matthew 2:1-2 says this about Jesus: Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.” These wise men could’ve only known of a coming Messiah because they had old testament knowledge.

In today’s scripture, the people were full of joy because they were being saved and they were being given a king. King Saul.

What is God speaking to you in this scripture? How can we apply this to our lives today?

Here are my thoughts:

  • Don’t despair. We have been given a king, Jesus. He is our Saviour.
  • Be joyful because Jesus is our Eternal and Everlasting Father.
  • Trust God. He’s in control. He would never lie to us.
  • Be obedient to God. His word is full of truth, promises, and blessings.

Dear Father God, Lord Jesus, thank You for being our Saviour and King. I pray that those reading this blog will be blessed and will seek You fully. Thank You in advance for hearing and answering this prayer. In Jesus’ name, amen.