Intricate Plans

Staying festive for a little longer.

December 26
We passed a donkey in a field on the way to our Christmas Eve service.  If we hadn't been running late I would have liked to have stopped and photographed him and contemplated what it was like for Mary to ride an animal like that while being nine months pregnant.

Being a momma, I've always loved the passage in Luke 2 where it talks about Mary "treasuring up" the things the angel told her.  Going to The Message translation to read that verse I was caught by the different actions that went into play regarding Mary and the shepherds after their angelic encounters.

Mary kept all these things to herself, holding them dear, deep within herself. The sheepherders returned and let loose, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen. It turned out exactly the way they’d been told! Luke 2:19-20 MSG

Our encounters with the living Lord vary in their purpose.  There will be those things just between Jesus and us and others times we are to "Go and tell!" We serve a very personal God who weaves together intricate plans for his purpose and his glory, which are beyond our comprehension!.