Someday Devotion - Day 15

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://sandipatty.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Someday-Day-15_mixdown.mp3"]  Listen to DAY 15 MP3 Luke 2:1-5 “Joseph went from Nazareth… to Bethlehem… with Mary.” Joseph and Mary followed the law of the land and traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem - approximately 75 miles.  No bus, no bike.  No planes, trains or automobiles.  They had to walk, and most likely, they used an animal of some kind (traditionally a donkey) to help ease the traveling.  But still, think about it - you’re 9 months pregnant and your husband says, “Hey, sweetie.  Guess what?  We get to take a trip.  We’re going to get a lot of exercise as we travel to Bethlehem.”  I don’t know about you, but it would be near impossible for me to find my happy attitude at this moment.  It is this passage, above all others, that gives me tremendous respect for Mary.  Well, of course, besides the obvious… that she was giving birth to the Son of God, the woman traveled 75 miles  PREGNANT!  This certainly, in my opinion, earns her the Divine Diva award. Believe it or not, I am not trying to be disrespectful, but in all honesty, I am making a point.  Here’s what challenges me as I read these words.  Just because God calls us to a divine task, doesn’t mean it’s going to be a “cushy” job.  God uses our effort and perseverance to fulfill His promises.  Mary’s focus was on her trust in God, not in the trivial details of everyday.  Oftentimes, those trivialities can get us down and break our spirit.  But the trust and belief that God will do what He said becomes the catalyst to keep us moving ever closer to seeing His fulfilled promises. Someday Based on Devotional by Sandi Patty Someday: A Book of Days Copyright © 2000 by Sandi Patty All Rights Reserved Go to Someday Devotion - Day 1 Go to Someday Devotion - Day 14 Go to Someday Devotion - Day 16

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