Fear not anyway

The angel said to her, “Fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” Luke 1:30-32

Not only was Mary favored and chosen to be Jesus’ mother. She got a bonus: God gave her a clue about what He is up to. God is always involved in our lives but sometimes suddenly and unmistakably things come together that significantly upset our status quo and we realize with abrupt clarity that God is up to something. Usually there is no angel to explain details about what it is or what we are supposed to do. Fear not anyway. It might take a stretch of perspective to see it, and there may never be full clarity about what God is up to. The Holy Spirit does give hints occasionally. The good news is that the end result of God’s intervention will be more good news and great joy.

Lord, thank you for the next sudden, unexpected glory in my life.