When all goes quiet …
Luke 1: 38 ““I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.”
Heaven leaves. The angels work is done. Mary is left alone.
The conference is over. The event has finished. The intercessors, worshippers and followers dispersed. And it is you left on centre stage with the hope of a miracle.
What will you do now?
It takes courage to remain when everyone has left.
It is a little easier to believe when Gabriel is in front of you.
Surrounded by the divine we can all submit to the plans of God.
When all you have is you then it is not so easy.
If this had happened in other times or places Mary was definitely holding her own death warrant. Maybe she feared of the possibility of a stoning returning. She knew at least she would be slandered, scorned and maligned. But she definitely held the divorce papers. Gabriel had said nothing about Joseph. She had tried to raise the issue when saying she was a virgin but she surrendered without knowing how Gabriel thought Joseph would be with this. “Why didn’t I ask?” “I should have got that sorted!”
Gabriel leaves. But actually we read it wrong. It is an assumption that Mary is alone. Just because we cannot see any more characters doesn’t mean there isn’t the important one there with Mary.
Gabriel had spoken of the Holy Spirit coming upon Mary and the power of the Most High overshadowing her. I like to believe this happened at the time of Mary’s AMEN.
For those who are friends of Jesus, we will never wake to a new day alone! When everyone has left, when the music fades, when all is gone, we have all we need, we have HIM.
Hallelujah! All I have is Christ
Hallelujah! Jesus is my life.
That’s all we need when the angel leaves.