“Do not be afraid, Mary: you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High…”
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Luke 1:30, 38
I can’t help but wonder Mary’s viewpoint as she listened to the angel Gabriel telling her she was going to be a mother to a child she should call Jesus. It makes me think of family. During this season of gifting would you consider the varied faces of family in your life? Consider the spiritual sister who sends you texts of encouragement and prays for you. Or the father-figure who helped you as you grew up. Remember the grandmother who always sends cards and calls even though you were just the hungry college student whom she took under her wing.
This season please consider the gift of prayers for your spiritual family. Pray for all the people whom God has gifted you with and remember our missionaries both near and far – look for their monthly prayer letters, they too are family and in need of our consideration and prayers.
Note: You can find the December Global Workers Prayer Letters located outside the Prayer Garden and Chapel.