December 19, 2021
The Christmas story begins with the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary saying, "Greetings, you who are highly favored!" Now, Mary had done nothing to warrant God's favor. She wasn't wealthy or important by earthly standards, but God honored her with the privilege of becoming Jesus' mother because He's God, and He's good. What does this mean for us today? God still bestows His favor on His people, and when our hearts are filled with this knowledge, we want to share it with a world that desperately needs to know there's a God who loves them and is FOR them.