As we wrap up the year, Denise McKinney takes a look again at the first Christmas to see how Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds, Anna, Simeon, and the Wise Men trusted God in the unknown and for the seemingly impossible. How is God calling you today to trust?
In the Unknown and Impossible
December 29, 2019 | Denise McKinney
Luke 1:30-33 NLT
“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!”
Luke 1:35 NLT
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.
Matthew 1:20-21 NLT
As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Luke 2:6-7 NLT
And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger...
Luke 2:10-11 NLT
but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!
Luke 2:29-31 NLT
Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised. I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people.