I’m Always Afraid

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

Luke 1:30-33 NIV

Do not be afraid.  Me, to the angel: “What?  I’m always afraid.”

Angel: “You, Jennifer, have found favor with God.”

Me: “What? That’s awesome!  But, why me?”

Angel: “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him…..He will be great and will be called the son of you and your husband.  The Lord will give him a legacy like his father and his father’s father.  He will have many children and grandchildren.  Your family will never end.”

Me: “What? That is totally amazing!  I have always wanted a son.  And, now you have given me not ONE but TWO!  I am so fortunate to be living this life with my lover and friend.  I cannot imagine a better play to be acting in.  I love my life.  Thank you God.”

Angel: “Okay sweet Jennifer, I will relay the message to the Big Man.”

Me: “Dear God, You are working for good.  Help me to do the same.  Help me not be afraid of what God has in store for me, for my husband, or for our sons.  Let me trust that you are always in our midst.  Amen.”

 

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