Last year at this time I was able to empathize with Mary. I had a taste of what it was like. I was about a month away from giving birth to our first child. I was excited and nervous all at the same time. I had this anticipation like never before. Chris and I even took a journey. It was to South Londonderry. We made the decision to come here for sure a year ago. We chose to follow God and move here. Mary and Jospeh chose to follow God and bring into the world our Savior, Jesus.
I am not comparing us to them. I just think that we have a new understanding of Mary and Joseph's experiences here on earth. I have a new appreciation for what they did in following God. It makes me want to do what God wants me to do. So much good comes out of doing what God wants us to do. My motto right now is: Do Good. Simple as that.
My prayer is that I would live my life knowing that God has a plan for my life (like Mary and Joseph). My prayer is that I would live my life doing what God wants me to do (Do good.). I encourage you to pray the same.
May you have a blessed Christmas!
This is written by Kathleen Blackey, follower of Jesus and co-pastor at First Baptist Church.