Who would imagine a King?
Luke 1:26-38 (Coutesty of Biblegateway.com)
King James Version (KJV)
26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,
27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.
28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.
29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.
31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.
32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.
34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.
37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
One of my many tear jerking scenes from a Christmas movie is the one from "The Preacher's Wife" starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington. The children in the movie sing a song call "Who would imagine a king." When you listen to the words of the song, you can't help to wonder how Mary, and eventually Joseph, felt. She was engaged to Joseph, probably already excited about her future. She was going to be a newly wed. She was marrying a man, either of her dreams or an arranged marriage. Children were also part of their future plans. But her "ordinary plan", one day, was interupted by an angel to tell her the great news of carrying God's son. Now , as women and men when thinking about your future children, you probably would hope for a boy or a girl, and what type of life you are planning for your child. You have probably made plans on how to educate your child, and the hopes and dreams you would want for their future. But for this couple the unexpected had happened. The promised child they have heard about was coming, and they were the vessels being used. In the song that touch me the most was the part "and the world would be different because You were alive".....this Christ child made and still makes this type of difference.
Have a blessed day.