Think back to what started everything with Christmas. And angel came to Mary and said, you are going to give birth to the Savior of mankind. You are going to give birth the the one that would save the people from their sin.
She would do it.
It was a scary, huge, big job. It would be tough. It would be a challenge. It would not be easy. And what did Mary say? Yes. She said yes.
This season is a season of saying yes to God.
I though about that, when I read today’s text in 1 Samuel 3: 8-10. Listen to what it says:
And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.”
Samuel, two times, heard the voice of God calling to him. He was confused. He went to Eli. Eli told him to listen, and to respond to the voice of God. And that third time, when God called, Samuel responded. He said yes.
And God would do great things through Samuel. He would be the one to anoint David, who would the forefather to Jesus, as king. God was using Samuel to begin the process that would result in Jesus.
And it happened, because he said yes to the voice of God. He said yes to His calling.
Today, will you? What is God calling you to? Will you say yes? Will you say yes to your Christmas calling?
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