Today as I thought about yesterday's sermon, I realize how mysterious God is.
The pastor stated these words: "Following God doesn't always make a lot of sense. Sometimes God asks us to believe things we don't understand and sometimes he promises to do things that are seemingly impossible. So, what do we do in these moments? Do we trust what makes sense or do we believe what God has revealed? Sometimes it takes embracing the mysterious to experience the miraculous."
Isaiah 55:8-9 says "My thoughts", says the Lord, "are not like yours, and my ways are different from yours. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my ways and thoughts above yours."
There are so many situations in our own lives that we don't understand. This is when we stop and remember that God is in control. By realizing this, we can begin to let go and let God do the job that He was designed for.
Christmas is mysterious when we stop and think about how Jesus came into this world. It is hard to comprehend the virgin birth of Jesus and to understand how Joseph was at peace in his relationship with God and with Mary.
My prayer is that I will have the faith and trust like Joseph and to know that God is doing what He needs to do. He is stronger than I know; He is closer than I think and He is more gracious than I will ever know.
This Christmas season, may I take the time to allow God to reveal himself to me.
May I be still and listen as He whispers during this Christmas season! He has lots for me to do in 2017 and I need to be ready!