Scripture - Luke 1
Observation - The first chapter of Luke starts the book with a lot of anticipation. Elizabeth and Zechariah were expecting to have a son that would lead the way for the Messiah and Mary was told that she would be used by God to carry Jesus, the Messiah into this world. By the end of the chapter, Zechariah, Elizabeth, and Mary are all looking forward to what GOD was going to do through them.
Application - When life change happens, it is easy to look at all of the disruption and discomfort that change will bring. How can we follow Mary’s example by saying “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true”"?
Prayer - God, May I surrender everything I am to you. Help me to hear your voice and be aware of the direction you are leading me in. When you invite me to do something for you, help me to respond with willingness like Mary did. In Jesus’ name, Amen.