No one did anything to prompt Jesus coming into this world as a baby. No parents conceived a child by their union. No human imagined, planned and executed a divine appearance. No one performed the right ritual or prayed the right prayer.
It was all God’s doing.
The child who saved the world was not born of a man’s will or by a man’s design. It was God’s seed idea, God’s plan, God’s execution of the plan.
I’ve often prayed prayers with the idea, “My kingdom expand . . . .” But Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done . . . .” It’s time for me to pray more about heaven coming to reign on earth than worrying about my own comfort and success. It’s time for me to rely on God’s plan for this world rather than mine. It worked out well for me the first time God stepped into our world with his plan. He brought my salvation, my forgiveness, my peace, my joy. I need to trust him once again.
May God’s kingdom of love flow into your lives and through you to others. May God bless your lives with heaven’s peace during this season of celebrating his great gift!