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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rediscovering Christmas Bible Challenge: Day 1: Luke Chapter 1


The first chapter of Luke tells SO MUCH...not just about how Jesus and John were conceived, but also about a person's character and their faith.

For instance, Zacharias didn't believe Gabriel at first when he was told about Elisabeth being with child as she was old and it seemed nearly impossible for such a thing to happen.  As a result, Zacharias was not able to speak until after the child (John) was born due to his lack of faith/not believing the words the angel told him.  Once the baby was born and Zacharias agreed with Elisabeth that the child should be named John (as they were told to do) he then was able to speak again.

On the other hand, Mary never doubted what the angel told her in regards to her carrying the Son of God.  When you think of a woman being told that she is going to give birth to a baby who is the Son of God...that woman may naturally think no way...this would never happen to me...but Mary didn't think that way.  Mary only asked the angel how she could be pregnant since she had never been with someone and the angel explained to her that she was going to be giving birth to the Son of God.   And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38


This shows obedience to God.  Mary never questioned whether she would be able to raise the Son of God or how she would do it.  She had faith and she showed it through her character and her actions.

Then I sit and I think...by the time of the writing of Luke chapter 1...a lot of life has happened...obviously there are a lot of lives that have been brought into the world...but true Life was just beginning in this chapter...the possibility for Eternal Life was about to be born!

16 comments:

  1. Very insightful! I love how God speaks to each of us differently and then we can gain wisdom from each other.

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  2. Your post makes me think of the Christmas song "Mary Did You Know?" It's my very favorite and to just imagine what she must have been thinking....

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  4. To be honest, I never looked at this chapter in the way you mentioned, but I'm very glad you wrote such a wonderful post about it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. What a beautiful post. :-) I'm visiting from the Wednesday blog hop, and wanted to congratulate you on being spotlighted! I'd love it if you visit my blog!

    KC @ One + One = Four
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  6. Excited you are joining in on this challenge with us! What a great way to get our hearts back to where they need to be this Christmas Season!
    I will be doing my reading in the evenings with my kids as part of our advent celebration!

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. This is awesome. Glad I found your blog visiting from Bloggy Moms and now following. I really want my children to know the true meaning of Christmas and this is a great place to start. Looking forward to reading more.

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  11. Love this post I really have enjoyed reading each post and seeing how chapter 1 has spoke to all of us :)

    thanks for joining and I can't wait to work with you further :)

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  14. Beautiful post . . .

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    Have a wonderful week . . . Gina

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