“YOU WILL CONCEIVE IN YOUR WOMB AND BEAR A SON” (Luke 1:31)

⏰20 December 2019

📖Isa 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 (R.v.7c, 10c); Luke 1:26-38

🎤”YOU WILL CONCEIVE IN YOUR WOMB AND BEAR A SON” (Luke 1:31)

Did you say ‘amen’ to that? I just hope you did, and so shall it be for you through Christ our Lord. Amen.

You see! The conception we make reference to here does not necessarily mean the conception of a child in the womb of a woman. It is the conception of a good news that turns your pains into joy and replaces your fears and hopelessness with hopeful situations.

Consider the circumstances around the time of Isaiah’s prophecy in Isa 7:10-14 and the visit of the angel to Mary in Luke 1:26-38. At the time of Isaiah’s prophecy, Israel was being threatened by Syro-Ephraimite war and King Ahaz was making plans to enter into alliance with Assyria.

God would not allow that because it would put the people’s freedom to jeopardy. So, Isaiah was sent to dissuade the king from that alliance. But Ahaz refused to believe.

As Isaiah was sent to Ahaz at the time when the people’s safety was under threat, so was the angel sent to Mary with a message of hope at a time when the people were losing hope due to the oppression of the Romans. Unlike the doubtful Ahaz, Mary responded positively to the angel’s message and so conceived the good news – Christ.

My dear, that same good news awaits you and is going to be made available to you in a special way this season. Your disposition would help to ensure your fruitful conception of that good news.

If you doubt like Ahaz, you will lose out. If you believe like Mary, you will conceive the good news and produce fruits of joy and peace.

May God grant us a firm faith that will help us to believe without doubt and so guarantee our conception of the good news which we strongly desire in life through Christ our Lord. Amen

It is well with you.

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