“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
Mary 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.