Mary had waited for nine long months, carrying the child whose conception had been announced to her by the angel Gabriel. She had overcome countless obstacles—the stigma of being an unwed mother, the shock of family and friends, the judgment of the community, the fear of losing Joseph, the long trip to Bethlehem. And now it was time. Mary faced the birth of her firstborn with faith that the One who had carried her through her pregnancy would see her through. And God did. Jesus, the long-promised Anointed One of God, the Son of God, was born. Let His presence transform your Christmas and each day of your life.
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. – Luke 2:6-7a
Prayer: Lord, I marvel at Your faithfulness and great gift of new life. Jesus, thank You for coming to transform life. Give me faith like Mary’s. Transform my life and leadership with Your presence. In Your name I pray, amen.
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