Yesterday was a little thought stretching on what we might consider obstacles.
Today, imagine yourself in the journey with Mary and Joseph when they hear what God has in mind for them…
“You will be with child”- but I’m a virgin!
A quiet divorce – “Keep her as yours!”
How would you advise them?
Mary was told she was “highly favored” yet she could be stoned because of this pregnancy. She still said, “Let it be unto me according to Your word.” Joseph was ready for separation but heard the Lord in a dream – STAY.
Mary and Joseph listened, trusted and moved in faith. The simplicity from John 10,
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” John 10:27
I pray you will seek His voice and find a new measure of comfort and knowledge of His great love for you. That He also desires for you to birth something more amazing that you could ever dream (not necessarily a child.) It’s not about the obstacles seen on this earth but about His heavenly plans laid out before you were even born. Trust that He knows you more intimately than you know yourself and that you are filled with all the fullness of God.
Using both the Luke 1 and Matthew 1 stories of Joseph and Mary. You might even see how you might advise Elizabeth and Zechariah with the obstacles in their part of the story.