At this time of year, let us remember Mary. She was an unmarried woman who was chosen to carry the Messiah, and it was her singleness that qualified her. We musn’t forget God has a plan for us right here, right now in this season – wedding ring or no wedding ring.
This is what I wrote in my diary four years ago:
Have you given me an early Christmas present?? Like the one you gave to Mary. Have you given me something to carry and give birth to? Like Mary, nothing in my life seems terrible conducive to this. I’m young (ish), single and pretty hard up in the money stakes. But yet that doesn’t matter to you, only me. Don’t let those nagging voices of doubt drown out your voice of purpose. Don’t let me talk and reason myself out of this. You have put this in me. Help me deliver it. Don’t let anyone else write this book.
Four years on and I did write that book. I’ve held it in my hand and have seen others hold it in their hands.
We must allow Him to plant a dream inside us and we must be willing to carry it through to completion.
Like Mary, this Christmas, may we respond, “Let it be to me according to Your Word” (Luke 1:38).
I pray you have a Mary Christmas.
Lisa Jane xx