Following Jesus to Bethlehem - Day 7

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Following Jesus to Bethlehem

Finding more Advent wonder and Christmas joy 
Yes to the Father’s will...
God Waits
God’s perfect plan is set in motion
when the angel Gabriel is sent to a Virgin named Mary.
Then God pauses his plan to wait for her ‘yes’
and his plan continues moving forward again.

This plan is paused again and again
in the life of each disciple, follower, apostle, and believer.

God looks at us now and waits.


Day Seven:

We are still in Nazareth. What happens here is so profound, if we rush too fast to Bethlehem we will miss many things along the way.
Mary is saying ‘yes’ to the will of God. She whispers ‘yes’ again and again as Jesus grows in her womb and later in the world.
She weeps her ‘yes’ at the foot of the cross. I am certain she is still living out her ‘yes’ in eternity.
Think about every apostle, disciple, and believer since this moment. God has waited for each of us to say ‘yes’.

Today give 5 minutes to recall the people in your life and how their ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to God’s plan has effected you.
Thank God for the blessing they have been or ask God for grace to forgive the harm they caused - or may still be causing.

Jesus, Please help me say ‘yes’ to you now and in eternity.

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