My pastor preached recently about how God will use the foolish things to confound the wise, and bring about His purpose. He talked about “crazy stuff” that will happen, and that locked within it is a blessing or reward for us. Today, we can remember Mary the mother of Jesus in this way. She was an engaged young girl pregnant by the Holy Ghost. I mean, how did she even try to explain that? We honor her today… but truthfully, we rejoice for only one immaculate conception. (the saints today differ little from the saints of old) Once she knew for sure God was working through her, she endured — social pressure, emotional pressure, the risk of Joseph leaving, even “crazy” birthing conditions. In the end, though, the Lord arrived.
In all the “extra crazy” that happens this time of year, I want to remind us of THE ADVENT. This is the time of year that THE LORD ARRIVES. Step aside from the technical soap boxes about the trees and decorations, the pagan holiday discussion, Jesus’ real birthday, the lie of santa and so on. Consider the point coming across in the midst of the crazy stuff — HE IS HERE.
Be encouraged Royal Ones. We walked through much this year and learned many lessons — all of them of great value. The pressure releases when He comes because He carries the government. He is the born child and the given son. He is the manifestation of purpose… the first to show us God in the “foolish things”.
Today I remind us all about where we are in relation to the revealing and manifestation of “it”. We are at the beginning of beautiful. Let’s not rush it… for now we have come to a process worth savoring and enjoying. The Lord is indeed kind to us. Selah, and with lots of love!
He hath made every thing beautiful in its time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. — Ecclesiastes 3:11