How can I learn to trust in faithfulness of God in the midst of trouble?
1. The Context : Witnessing of the One after John
– Angel Gariel to Zechariah about the birth of John
– Angel Garbriel to a little town of Nazareth to thell the birth of Jesus
– What people were expecting vs What God has accomplished the promise
– God sent His only Son
– What purpose?
2. God’s Favor
– God’s blessing or God’s favor is not what many people think: wealth, prosperity, and security
– God’s blessing is BEING IN HIS PRESENCE and HAVING LOVING RELATIONSHIP with God and others
3. I AM THE LORD’s SERVANT
– Did Mary know what it meant to beome a mother of God’s son?
– Did she know her son is going to heal the sick, bind the brokenhearted, and forgive hopeless people to restore Loving Relationship with God and others?
– Did she know her son is going to teach people with authority but being hated by religious leaders of the society?
– She didn’t know it, yet she said, “I’m the Lord’s servant. Let it be with me just as you have said.”
– From time to time, we feel God is far away and God’s silence is so painful. Though we don’t get it why & how God is at work, you and I may respond, “I am thine O Lord.”