Ordinary People Can Do Extraordinary Things!
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:30-31, NKJV)
Mary was an ordinary girl. A typical teen, growing up in a normal family with father, mother, and a sister. She might have had the ordinary daily chores to attend, had to make her bed, sweep the floor, set the table, help her mother with meals, played games with her sister and neighbor children. To the physical eye there was nothing that stood out about her that indicated God would use or choose her to be the mother of his Holy Son, the long-awaited Messiah and Christ. Yet, she was the one God chose; she found favor with God; her ordinariness became a plus.
In your life, surroundings, family, school, workplace, and in this great big world you might feel ordinary and insignificant, but you are not. You may feel too wounded, weak, damaged, to be any use to God. God sees you just like he saw Mary. He sees your love for him, your good attitude, your good heart, your willing spirit, your heart of love. He sees how you want to do great things for him. He’s no longer looking for a Savior-bearer—that’s been done, but he does need those who are willing to say yes to him when he comes with a special assignment or proposition. He does not need great people to make even greater, he needs ordinary people willing to do extraordinary things for him. Things that may not seem extraordinary at the time, but because God’s hand is in it, those things become extraordinary.
The Redeemer has been born, but God’s plan of salvation is active and needing to be shared with others through ordinary people who are willing to say “yes.” You are already part of eternity, why not be one of those whom God can use to bring his salvation to others just as Mary did? Let’s Pray,
Lord, I usually feel very ordinary and sometimes even insignificant, but I can still say “yes” to you. I don’t mind being ordinary, especially if ordinary is just what you are looking for in a willing servant! Amen
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