ADVENT means, “the arrival“…

As we celebrate ADVENT this December, let us reflect on the significance of the amazing event that took place 2000 years ago.

Mary was a teenage girl engaged to marry a poor carpenter named Joseph.  She lived on a dusty fringe of the might Roman Empire, just another powerless peasant in another insignificant town.  Yet she was the young woman to whom God extended the invitation to be the mother of the Messiah, Jesus.

In Luke’s account, Gabriel, God’s archangel, announces to Mary that she has found favor with God – she will give birth to a child and she will name him Jesus.  Mary’s response – “Here I am, the Lord’s humble servant.  As you have said, let it be done to me.” – is as simple as it is inspiring.  She doesn’t protest or let her fear sway her from following God.

Then… He Came.

About Kevin Beers

Why do I blog? - Because I love my church but can’t personally connect to everyone who calls me ‘pastor’. The people of The Wesleyan Church of Hamburg deserve everything I’ve got. This is one more way to give it. - Because ministry, life and leadership are better when learning is shared. - Because I’d rather offer my journey than just give my conclusions. - Because I need to practice being generous, not just with my money, but with my heart, too. - Because the Church/Kingdom/World is better when many voices are shaping the conversation it is having.

Posted on December 11, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Kev, your Dad preached a great sermon last Sunday on the courage of Mary the mother of Jesus. Even as she told the angel, “not my will, but let it be done to as you say”, her son, Jesus, followed her example and later prayed, “not my will, but whatever the Father asks”. Great parenting skills, leading by example, passed on to Jesus!

  2. Reblogged this on holliehanley and commented:
    Great video!

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