Pastor Robert brings a special Christmas day message. The miracle that happened in Mary can happen in you. You were meant to deliver Jesus to the world.
God desires for His Son’s life to be conceived and grow in each of us, and to be delivered through us to the world. Mary, the mother of Jesus, conceived, carried and delivered a miracle from God. Mary’s story in Luke 1:26–38 is literal and really happened, but it also has symbolic application. God wants each of us to conceive, carry and deliver the miracle of the life of Jesus to the world.
For a miracle to be conceived within us, we must choose to receive God’s word in faith. Mary’s response to the Lord’s messenger was initially fear, but then she believed the word in faith (Luke 1:38). When we choose to serve God and receive His word, then a miracle can be conceived and grow within us. Between conception and completion is when we must, like Mary, carry the miracle. Mary must have endured criticism and hostility from others because of the miracle within and her unbelievable story. She surrounded herself with people who were also living by faith and magnified the Lord. Likewise, we must live conscious of the life that is growing within us and ignore what others say.
The miracle’s completion didn’t happen as Mary thought it would. She had to travel in her ninth month of pregnancy and gave birth to Jesus in a feeding trough in a cave. Philippians 1:6 promises that God will complete what He has started within us, but it probably won’t happen in the way that we think. Mary’s purity qualified her to carry and deliver the miracle of Jesus. Because we have been washed, sanctified and justified by Jesus (1 Corinthians 6:11), we’re also purified and qualified to carry and deliver His life to the world.