ADVENT MEANS “COMING”
Jesus IS COMING!!!
And what does that mean for us today?
What is His coming meant to do?
What effect does it have or should it have in our lives?
IT MESSES EVERYTHING UP
This is what it meant for Mary. And this is what we need to realize that it’s meant to do in our lives!
Jesus’s coming changes everything!!!
The amazing resolution, faith, trust and surrender of Mary’s heart to God’s will is amazing, and the understanding of His will being way higher, more important, and of more weight than our own little stories, passions, desires and plans!!!
God’s story, plans, purposes and will is beyond us, greater than us, than our own little worlds, and yet, in it, we are invited to be part of something greater, and in the journey, experience His life the way we were created to experience it! In yielding to His will and story, our lives will fill the puzzle parts that we were created to fill and in that filling we will be fulfilled cause it is only in that fulfilling that we will be wholly complete!!!
Mary understood that. What could possibly be better, more exciting, more fulfilling and more life giving than joining and being part of God’s greater story? What other plans could Mary come up with for her life that would be more exciting than fulfilling God’s will? Are you kidding me? Being the mother of Jesus?
Could you imagine the adventure? The craziness? The wild ride? Yes, ups and downs. Challenges. Trials. Mountains to climb. Uncertainty. Confusion at times. Doubts. Questions. But it’s all part of the journey. A journey that has been designed to bring glory to His name through our lowly, humble and insignificant existence. Insignificant if it were not for His invitation to join Him!!!
WHEN JESUS COMES, HE INTERRUPTS, DISTURBS, MESSES UP THE NORMAL, DAILY, ROUTINE LIFE. HE GETS IN THE WAY, CHANGES EVERYTHING UP, AND SHOWS US A WHOLE, COMPLETE DIFFERENT WAY.
HE COMES AND NOTHING GOES ON AS NORMAL. OR IT SHOULDN’T. HIS COMING, HIS PRESENCE, HIS MESSAGE, HIS ENTERING OUR WORLD, HEAVEN MEETING EARTH LIKE A SLOPPY WET KISS AFFECTS EVERY ASPECT, EVERY AREA, EVERY DECISION, EVERY PLAN, EVERYTHING!!!
THAT’S WHY WE NEED TO STOP, PAUSE, PONDER, MEDITATE, AND WEIGH OUR OPTIONS AND CONTEMPLATE THE OUTCOME OF OUR DECISION OF WHAT WE ARE GOING TO DO WITH THE INFORMATION AND THE CHOICES WE ARE BEING FACED WITH!
THAT’S WHY MARY’S RESPONSE IS SO IMPORTANT TO US!!! AND WHAT DID SHE DO AT THE END?
BECAUSE AFTER SHE CONSIDERED HER OPTIONS AND WEIGHED THEM AGAINST HER OWN WISDOM, PLANS, PURPOSES AND DESIRES AND WANTS, SHE REALIZED THAT WHAT GOD WAS OFFERING WAS FAR BETTER, MORE FULFILLING, EXCITING, UNKNOWN, CHALLENGING, ADRENALINE FILLED AND UNCERTAIN, YET SHE COULD TRUST THAT HOWEVER AND WHATEVER END RESULT IT CAME TO BE, IT WOULD BE WAY BETTER THAN ANYTHING SHE COULD EVER COME UP WITH
AND THAT’S GOD’S INVITATION AND OFFERING TO US
WILL WE TAKE HIS SON, JESUS, AND WHAT HE MEANS AND OFFERS AND REPRESENTS, OR REJECT HIM AND GO ON WITH OUR INSIGNIFICANT, WORTHLESS, BORING, UNCREATIVE AND DULL LIVES, IGNORING THE FACT THAT WHETHER WE BELIEVE IT OR NOT, HIS COMING HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING???