Mary, the mother of Jesus was the most important human in the most earth-shaking event in history: Bringing the Messiah into the world. Which could make our calling feel insignificant. But Mary wasn’t super-human, she just humbly said yes to God. Like we can. And there’s so much MORE than that! Helping with the more is author and speaker, Marina Hofman (PhD) who teaches Bible and theology at Palm Beach Atlantic University. We discover from Mary the power of saying yes to God.
We see in her the call to be all in with God yet not have to be all put together. Other powerful take-aways: The same Spirit that conceived Jesus in Mary’s womb is at work in us. Mary walked out her enormous calling by taking the next step. Mary’s life calls us to a long obedience in the same direction. We too bear Christ to our world. When facing the impossible, trust God. And finally, as Mary was assured that “No word from God will ever fail,” we have the same assurance. If this encourages you, please share!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.