“During the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, the angel Gabriel was sent from God’s presence to an unmarried girl named Mary, living in Nazareth, a village in Galilee. She was engaged to a man named Joseph, a true descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said,
“Grace to you, young woman, for the Lord is with you and so you are anointed with great favor.”
Mary was deeply troubled over the words of the angel and bewildered over what this may mean for her. But the angel reassured her, saying, “Do not yield to your fear, Mary, for the Lord has found delight in you and has chosen to surprise you with a wonderful gift. You will become pregnant with a baby boy, and you are to name him Jesus. He will be supreme and will be known as the Son of the Highest. And the Lord God will enthrone him as King on his ancestor David’s throne. He will reign as King of Israel forever, and his reign will have no limit.”
Mary said, “But how could this happen? I am still a virgin!”
Gabriel answered, “The Spirit of Holiness will fall upon you and almighty God will spread his shadow of power over you in a cloud of glory!”
– Luke 1:26-35 (TPT)
2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. None of us were expecting the Covid pandemic, none of us anticipated living through a year of severe restrictions. However, we have come to the end of this year intact, healthy, and still full of expectation of good things for 2021.
It would also be fair to say, at least from my observations, that we have come now to Christmas 2020 with a greater connection with each other and a greater value on the love we have for each other.
This increased love is a sure sign of the Holy Spirit’s working in our lives. With love comes joy, and with joy comes healing and resilience. Good and wonderful news!
Share the Love. Enjoy being with your families! Have a wonderfully blessed Christmas! Much love to you all.
– David & Narelle