Yesterday, we talked about Gabriel’s message to Mary “NOTHING is impossible with God”. Though many of us are staring at situations that bring discouragement, we hold on to the promise that what Gabriel stated about our God is true.
Mary believed and said may everything you say come true. She didn’t respond with “I have no idea how you are going to pull this one off, God!”. or “I really don’t like the path You are choosing, Lord. Do you think You could try something a bit less messy?” (How would you like to walk around 6/4 BC Judea pregnant and unmarried? That’s messy!)
“You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.” That is the blessing that Elizabeth says to her cousin. You are blessed because you believed!
Friends, may those around us be able to say that about us. Though our lives are not perfect, though trials surround us, may others be able to look at our lives and say “You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said”. May they see our faith in action. May they hear our faith in the words we say about our problem. We might not see the answer. We might not see changing taking place at this very moment. But may others see that we believe, so that one day they might believe too!