News headline: 14 year old pregnant teen girl surviving on the streets

Mary wasn’t dressed in blue, peacefully smiling with a halo. She was young, scared and overwhelmed. She’d been given a huge responsibility that would cause scandal and skinner in her small village!
Read of her incredible encounter with God’s angel in Luke 1:26-38 (

Mary responds with trusting obedience saying, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said” (Luke 1:38). As with Mary, God dearly loves you and is with you, Highly Favoured One. This Christmas time, what is God asking you to do for him?


Learning from Mary

Matthew 2:11 says, ‘They entered the house and saw the child with His mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him.’

Mary didn’t invite these guys over. She didn’t try very hard at all. She just tended to her baby. And poor shepherds and rich kings came to her, because they were drawn to the presence of Jesus.

Don’t force and stress to get people to come to your youth group or prayer meeting. Just focus on tending to your relationship with Jesus. Just be Jesus to those around you. They’ll be drawn to His presence in you.