The birthing process . . .

“And Mary said, ‘Yes, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let it be with me Just as you say.’” Luke 1:38

Linda in Phoenix bMary accepted the angel’s message: “You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus.” That doesn’t mean she didn’t fret about this pronouncement. “But how? I’ve never slept with a man.” (vs. 33 & 34)

It took nearly nine months to prepare for the first retreat I presented. There were times during those months I felt as if I were giving birth to a bomb and wondered why I had agreed to do the retreat. Fortunately, the retreat went well. Now when I prepare a new program, it no longer seems like a birthing process.

Have you been called into ministry, and then wondered, why you said “Yes?”

Dear Lord, help us out of our comfort zone to serve you. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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