Friday, September 2, 2016

Special Assignment

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Luke 1:26-38

TO CHEW ON: "The angel went to her and said, 'Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.'” Luke 1:28

Has anyone ever told you that you’re special? Perhaps your teacher singled you out as the person who did a great job of the project. Maybe your parents were surprised at how thoroughly you cleaned your room. Your friends may say things like, “I love being with you, because you make me laugh.”

Imagine getting such a message from God! That’s what happened to Mary. He sent an angel to her. The angel told her she was highly favored. Then the angel told her about an assignment that God had just for her.

"The Annunciation" by James Tissot - 1886 - 1896"The Annunciation" by James Tissot - 1886 - 1896

She would have a special baby. She was to name Him Jesus. He would be called the Son of the Most High because God would be the baby’s father. He would be a king of the family of David. He would reign forever.

Mary was puzzled. She wasn’t even married. “How will this happen?” she asked.

“God’s power will bring it about,” the angel told her.

"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."

God has a special job for your life too. You probably won’t find out what it is through an angel. But God will show you, at the right time, how He wants to use you. Decide today to be as quick to let God work His plan through you as Mary was.

PRAYER: Dear God, please help me to listen and be obedient to You today and always. Amen.

SUPERSIZE IT: God’s Words to You
The angel said to Mary, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

If an angel came to you with a message from God, what things might he say to you?

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