If you struggle with anxiety and figuring out God’s will for your life – today’s topic is for you!
Wally from The Wally Show sheds some light on this first thing you need to know about Jesus. He shares how a strange career move changed the way he sees God’s will and any problem you may face today.
Read (from the New Living Translation)
This series is going to walk you through the life of Jesus and the entire book of Luke. We’ll focus on one excerpt each day, but encourage you to read the whole chapter to get to know Jesus even better!
In today’s reading (Luke 1,) you’ll see the totally unexpected way Jesus entered the world. For the people involved, it seemed totally out of control. He didn’t come in the shape of a triumphant king, wiping out all enemies of God’s people. He came in humble and kind of bizarre way… and it was totally on purpose.
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!”
Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”
Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. For the word of God will never fail.”
Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out!