“30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, foryou have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womband bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, andwill be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him thethrone of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacobforever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
There are many songs that signify time and season. Will Smith’s “Summertime” is an anthem for the end of the school year and the startof Summer. Frankie Beverly’s “Golden Time of Day” makes me think of Spring andback yard grilling. This year I heard a song that will forever bring winter andthe Christmas season to life. Cee-Lo Green’s remake of “Mary Did You Know”evoked the Christmas spirit and a deeper thought.
This song tells the story of the Virgin Mary carrying the life of a baby who would make sure that Christians had everlasting life! It questions the thoughts of Mary as she carried Jesus for months and delivered him in a simple barn.
I had several thoughts about my son as he grew in the womb of his mother. I created expectations and built all sorts of scenarios for what I would do as he grew into a man.
But my thoughts, despite their size or awesomeness, pale in comparison to what God pre-planned before He placed my son into his mother’swomb.
We won’t fully know the plans for our children but we do know who holds their plan in His hands. “To train up a child” doesn’t mean toforce them in your direction – it means to encourage their talents and lead them in the direction that God has prepared.
Believe the best for your Children and know that God’spowerful purpose is coursing through their veins!
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he isold he will not depart from it.”