When does an ordinary life become extraordinary?
'You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end. ' Luke 1:31-33
A poem reads;
There were safer places
more comfortable places
palaces and wealthy places
Yet you chose a daughter of the soil
Who would have otherwise
lived a good and honest life
grown and harvested crops
cooked and washed and cared for others
and been forgotten
to be your temporary home
to be exalted for all time
Marys response to the angel was:
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed.
When does an ordinary life become extraordinary
When does a mundane day become revolutionary
When does a moment in time change history?
When God enters in
and forgives sin
And allows us to begin again
When we in humble submission repeat Those words of Mary
‘I am the Lord's servant, may it be to me as you say’
That miracle of new birth is played out again and again in regular peoples hearts. For whenever we welcome Christ into our lives, the ordinary becomes extraordinary, the mundane becomes revolutionary, and our story is changed, forever.