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December 8, 2021

December 8, 2021


“‘See, I am the Lord’s servant,’ said Mary. ‘May it happen to me as you have said.’ Then the angel left her.” – Luke 1:38


In Luke chapter one, we have the famous Christmastime storytelling of when the angel of the Lord visited the virgin Mary to tell her that she will be with child. In the angel’s greeting, he tells Mary that she is highly favored by the Lord. However, we are never told why she is highly favored. It is a great mystery as to why God chose Mary for this incredible privilege. But I think v.38 may give us a little window into what makes Mary so special; those beautiful words, “I am the Lord’s servant.” Mary had an incredible submission to the will of God and a willingness to be used in whatever way he saw fit to accomplish his purposes.


Do you ever feel like you are making a very little impact on God’s Kingdom as you live out your life here on this earth? Do you ever feel like you are not one of the “special ones” that accomplish great things for God? If so, ask yourself, “am I willing?” The truth is, we can all be the “special ones.” God is not looking for someone with amazing talent or potential. He is looking for those who are willing. When it comes to spiritual battle, he does not deploy those who are equipped, He equips those who are willing to be deployed. I encourage you, as you remember the story of Mary this Christmas season, to join her in saying, “I am the Lord’s servant.”


Lord, I am here for Your purposes. Shape me, equip me, and use me to accomplish Your will. Here I am Lord, send me.


In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Shane Cannon

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