This week the world around is celebrating Christmas, the most unique birth of our saviour Jesus Christ. I am not going to analyse the doctrinal problems with this very traditional Christian festival but want to give a relevant message.
Then the angel said to her, “do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” Luke 1:30.
In verse 28 of the same chapter angel calls her as ‘highly favored one’, it shows God’s favor isn’t the reward of her works but it’s the favor that is coming to those who are waiting for Him. “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him….” 2 Chr 16:9. The one and only thing that Mary had with God that she was loyal to Him. Therefore she can’t boast in hereself, in her song from Luke 1:46 she sings that she is ‘lowly’. We should see her knowledge about God and faithfulness with Him through out her song.
The only thing that can make a difference in our life with God is our faithfulness towards Him. He will show His favor (Grace) towards us. As we learn from scriptures grace is the unmerited gift and the power that perfect in our weakness!!.