Welcome to Middle Creek Church. We are glad you have decided to visit our site. We pray that you will find God’s presence here and will come to visit us soon.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.”
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?”
The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Luke 1:26-28, 30b-31, 34-35, 37-38a
When Mary had her encounter with Gabriel, she was overwhelmed. She didn’t understand what he was saying. She certainly didn’t understand the consequences of this event for her life. What she did understand was that God loved her, God was with her, and nothing is impossible with God. She responded out of this understanding by offering herself as a servant of the Lord.
Things in our life can seem overwhelming. We don’t understand what is happening in the world. We are uncertain of our future. We don’t know the ramifications of decisions we might make.
But this Christmas season, as in the first, let me remind you of what we do know. God loves us, God is with us, and nothing is impossible with God.
Allow this message of Good News soak into your very being so that you may respond as Mary did.
Here am I, the servant of the Lord;
let it be with me according to your word.
Have a blessed Christmas.
As always remember that in everything we do, we do it
All for Jesus,