Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Happy Christmas! “Christmas”- The very word brings joy to our heart. No matter how busy we are, when Christmas comes, there is still the warm feeling we had as children. But when we look back to that event, it’s difficult to understand, how this wonderful impossibility happened that day?. A young man working in the army was constantly humiliated because he believes in God .One day Captain wants to humiliate him in front of the troops. He asked the man, who doesn’t know to drive, to park the jeep. With prayers he parked the jeep perfectly. When he came out of the jeep, saw all of them crying. They all said together “We want to serve your God. The young soldier was astonished and asked what was going on? Captain opened the hood of the jeep showing the young man that the jeep had no engine. This is our God. The God of impossible, the God who give life to what does not exist.
Birth of Jesus Christ - An impossibility
Mary was virgin. Only God could breathe life into her womb. Only God caused her to conceive the perfect sinless savior-fully God, fully human. He can accomplish through you those things that seem impossible in your life. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”(Isaiah 55:9). But we had to trust those ways.
Birth of Jesus Christ- A difficulty
It’s difficult for both Joseph and Mary—when the plans for wedding and honeymoon were ruined, to travel with Mary who was expecting, when even the guest room was unavailable when the time came for the baby to born. These impossibilities and difficulties changed to a wonderful possibility with Joseph and Mary’s faith. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Faith is taking a bold first step in the right direction even when you don’t see where the next step will take you. Mary said “I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to be me fulfilled.” Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. The unconditional “YES” of Mary and the complete acceptance and obedience of Joseph to Lords plans gave us this wonderful happy day.
Today, in the world full of all the insecurities in our life, all the crisis in our job, all the difficulties we are facing….Let this faith –faith in the impossibilities—lead us to have a meaningful possible Christmas.
Prayer: Thank you Lord, for the wonderful possibilities in our life. Help us to be stronger in our faith.
Thought for the Day: “When God intends to make something wonderful he begins with a difficulty. When he intends to make something more wonderful he begins with impossibility” - Lord Coggan
Suni Joe John, St James MTC, NY