Re:Verse reading–Luke 1:1-38 (day one)
“And she was greatly troubled at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this might be.”–v 29
“Silent night, holy night, all is calm, all is bright.”–Joseph Mohr
Sing it all you want, but it will not be the whole truth. When God touches the world, calls you to His purpose, it is not always calm. Not even close. When Mary told Luke the story of the angel visit she described it as upsetting. A crisis. Troubling.
But doubt didn’t delay her trust! Even with her old goals shattered (and probably some of her old friendships,too) Mary rested in God and His plans for her life. She had no expectation that truth was supposed to be comfortable.
Is it wonderful when God touches the world? Yes! Is it calm and convenient? Easy to understand or accomplish? Not always.
When God upsets your world, will you still trust Him?