As I sit typing this blog post. There is a thick fog in the air outside. My boys are frantically getting dressed to go outside because our hometown Christmas parade is headed past our house. I can hear the opening and closing of their drawers. The par rum pum pum pum of the marching band drums can be heard in the distance. This truly is my favorite time of year. So many beautiful memories are woven within the tapestry of this season.
This past week I took some time off social media. I popped in for a few minutes one day to make a few stories about the advent devotional which lasted about 5 minutes, but then popped right back off. It’s been a nice break. I’ve been working on things at home, beginning to look ahead at decluttering our spaces this new year, enjoying the quiet. The boys and I have been working on some fun crafts and started our science unit on the solar system. I’d love to hear what you have been up to this week?
This past week in our advent guide we read about Mary, Jesus’ mother. Something that always stands out to me in these passages is her humble spirit and her complete surrender and obedience to God. She says in Luke 1:38 “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord let it be to me according to your word.” We also see Mary ask the angel, “How can this be?” Her question here doesn’t appear to be one of doubt like Zacharias, but rather a thought of wonder because the angel doesn’t rebuke her like he did Zacharias. Mary knew where babies come from and though she was betrothed to Joseph they had not yet come together, she was likely wondering how will this come to pass? The angel explains and tells her of Elizabeth and reminds her nothing will be impossible with God. I was listening to a teaching session from RC Sproul on this portion of scripture this week and he was talking about how there are many who believe in the creation account or the resurrection of Jesus, but yet don’t believe or they deeply question the conception of Jesus. RC argues, “As if God having His son conceived in a virgin womb is more difficult than raising that son from the dead.” Also looking back at the creation account it tells us that, In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. If you believe the creation account how could you ever question the conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit? For nothing is impossible with God.
Jesus came not only to die, but to live. He came to be the second Adam. The new Adam, to do for us what Adam failed to do. – RC Sproul
If you’d like to listen to the teaching session from RC I’ve linked it for you HERE
Thank you for stopping by today, dear ones!