Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Luke 1:26-29
…God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.

Confused and disturbed = Freaking Out

Luke 1:30-38 NLT
“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.  He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High...  Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”  The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called  the Son of God...  
Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”

You don’t always have the power to control, but you do always have the power to surrender

When you overestimate your ability to control We Underestimate the power of God.