GOD’S SOVEREIGN PLAN
If you have been over at my other blog this week then you know what is coming. This Sunday’s sermon is on the “calling” John and Jesus had upon their lives. From the very beginning their parents knew the child they were expecting was going to play a major role in the history of the world.
John would soon find out his role was as a forerunner to the coming Messiah.
Jesus would grow up with the knowledge He was that Messiah.
God had a plan for each of their lives. Zechariah and Elizabeth knew their son’s future role. I have this sneaking suspicion from the beginning of when he sucked on his mother’s breasts, she was also singing to him or telling him of his part in history. He would be the “Elijah” sent to announce the coming Messiah.
Joseph and Mary also knew the purpose for Jesus. It was in His names: “His name shall be called Emmnauel, which means ‘God with us.’ “ His name shall be called “Jesus,” for “he shall saved His people from their sin.”
All of it cloaked with some stunning conversation between Gabriel and Zechariah and Mary.
And as I stated in PreAmbleDay7, lost in all of this is the truth of the Virgin Birth. One of the non-negotiables…I firmly believe. It is definitely one of the truths which separates Christianity from other religions. I certainly don’t understand it all, but I believe it.
May I ask you to pray for me and for OVCF this Sunday? Thanks. And your thoughts on either this post or anything from The Great Adventure?