Learning from Mary When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned

My Pastoral Ponderings

Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.”

Luke 1:38

Think back for a moment to a year ago, back to late December of 2019. Do you remember what your plans were for 2020? Your hopes and dreams for 2020? I think that it is safe to say that 2020 did not go as planned for any of you,  or most likely for anyone on this Earth. But then again, when you think about it, when does life really go as planned? 

Today, on this last Sunday before Christmas, our focus turns to a young woman whose life definitely did not go as planned. But without these unplanned changes, there would be no Christmas. And that, of course, is Mary. And this young lady, from a small town in the Middle East, has much to teach us about…

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