M A R Y

…and He will be caleed Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 – NIV)

The Apostle Paul once said: “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, and made under the law” (Galatians 4:4 – KJV), has a very deep truth.

First, miraculous birth of Jesus Christ pertained to His own timing. He never fails on setting the timeline. When the Emperor August ruled Rome, Maria was engaged with Joseph, and King Herod ruled over Judea, God was in control in all of these events. And all things work together for good to those who Love God (Romans 8:28). God is never too soon or too fast on doing His plan.

Second, miraculous birth of Jesus Christ was God’s own will. Jesus Christ came to the world because The Lord sent Him, what conceived in Mary is not due to her relationship with Joseph, but it’s from the Holy Spirit. First, we need to understand this then we can receive all of the God’s works in our lives. We can only say as Mary said to Gabriel, “I am the Lord’s servant, may Your word to me be fulfilled.” (Luke 1:38 – NIV). As a servant, we can’t determine anything according to our own will, as well as the miracles. Let The Lord declare His miracles according to His.

Third, the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ through a virgin who’s willing to sacrifice and being used by God. Mary was a Godly woman, and she keeps her holiness alive. She’s giving up her womb to give birth to a Savior. With her willingness, Mary is ready to bear all the Nazareth’s assumptions. As a virgin, if she is found to be pregnant, she could die stoned in front of the crowd. But Mary was willing to endure it all because she loved God. He was also willing to travel far: from Nazareth to Bethlehem, from Bethlehem to Egypt, and from Egypt back to Nazareth. It’s not a short distance, because there was no transportation as advanced as now. However, her sacrifice is not worthless. Jesus Christ has come to the world and become the Savior to all humanity.

Fourth, the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ occurred in the conquest of the law. That means God declares His miracles without giving any damage or dismantle what once He has set. God intended the law Himself. He knows that humans would not be able to practice the law by themselves and that’s why He came to fulfill it. Of course, first he was born from the virgin Mary and practice the law. Renewal and transformation in life do not have to destroy what already exists, but in the meantime perfecting it.

Many people expected miracles to happen in Indonesia. Unfortunately, they destroyed orders and even public facilities. As a result, there’s no transformation or renewal. Instead, the government must issue the cost of renovation and reparation. There’re rules and procedures that we need to obey if we expected renewal and transformation. God can still reveal His miracles without giving any damage to things that already existed.

by: peter freshman

This article can be read in BAHASA INDONESIA

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