So, in my last post we talked a little bit about when our plans don’t line up with God’s plan. We understand that God is sovereign. The passage shows us God’ plan for Mary’s life. God had pre-determined in Isaiah 9:6 that He would send His son Jesus through a virgin who happens to be Mary.
Therefore, we now see from the above-mentioned background, Mary had plans, Joseph had plans, and God had plans. What do you do when the Plans collide? The plans didn’t necessarily change but God inserted His pre-determined purpose into the plan.
Mary a virgin, represented purity. Just as the sacrifice was pure so must the vessel be. Her purpose was planned years before–check the below scripture from Isaiah 11:1-2. Even Mary’s creation was a part of the plan. Mary and Joseph did not know what their complete purpose was, but God did.
God had determined that they would be the earthly parents of Jesus. Yet, they had something to do with this also because God gave them free will to accept or deny the call and they accepted the call. Their acceptance of the call changed the world and brought us Jesus.
Jesus is the one who reconciles. The Son of God who brings us back to a right relationship with Him. He is our Messiah the one who gives us peace and blessings. Jesus was sent to show us what real love is. He was love personified in the flesh. He is the personification of God’s love. The scripture below gives us revelation on His reconciliation.
A Moment to Reflect
Do you have plans? Is God calling you right now? Are you trying to hold off in order to fulfill your current plan? Does it seem like the two are colliding?
If this is happening in your life right now, learn from Mary. She decided over two thousand years ago to follow God’s plan. In the end it all came together for her good and it will for you also.
The Prophet, Jeremiah sums it up well in the scripture below.
Therefore, walk in the blessings of a life purposed by God and watch your life change for the better even when it may seem difficult. Remember His yoke is easy and His burdens a lot.
Love and Blessings