Wednesday, November 16, 2016
"She Kneels on a Thousand Surrenders"
A Holy, Life Changing, Life Giving, Electrifying, Surrendered and Humble Conversation.
In reading Luke one (Message Bible) and writing down phrases that stood out to me like gold, I narrowed it down to this: Gabriel comes to Mary and tells her ...
1. You are beautiful with God's beauty.
2. God be with you.
3. God has a surprise for you.
4. You will give birth to a son and call him Jesus.
5. Your son will be the Son of God.
6. Nothing you see is impossible with God.
And Mary's humble and brave response: "I am the Lord's servant; may it be to me as you have said." What a response!
She could have argued, bartered, asked more questions, doubted. She could have been paralyzed with fear. But instead, she chose to surrender and humbly accept what Gabriel told her.
She probably had a million questions running through her head as she thought about "Your son will be the Son of God.”
But she trusted. She surrendered.
Little did she know that, with each surrender, there would be never ending Hallelujahs!
Her precious Son, Jesus, would be the Rescuer of the world.
Her Son would be perfect Love and perfect Peace.
I painted her kneeling in prayer, in a surrendered posture but with stars glittering around her because she was starting a very holy journey.
The Journey to bring our Savior into the world … Our Savior, Emmanuel, God with us.