by Max Lucado
More than anything in the world I want to be a good mom to my kids. How can I be the mom God wants me to be?
ANSWER FROM MAX:
The virgin birth is more, much more, than a Christmas story. It is a picture of how close Christ will come to you, a mom, as you also bring a child into the world.
Imagine yourself in that story found in Luke 1.
God comes to you and says, "I have a special task for you. A child. A special child that I want to entrust to you. Are you willing to raise this one?"
You stammer, take a breath. "This sounds scary."
"Don't worry. I'll be there with you. This child is special to me. He will be a great child."
You shake your head. "Such an awesome responsibility. I don't know if I can do it."
"Nothing is impossible with me."
You smile. "I am your servant. I'll do it."
Do we think only one child received God's special attention? Sure, only one was his Son, and an angel sent out those special birth announcements, accompanied by an angelic choir singing "Happy Birthday." Of course God pulled out all the stops for Jesus' birth.
But children aren't randomly born to parents. God orchestrates the right children to be born to the right parents.
Being the mom God wants you to be starts with the understanding of how important your job is in God's eyes. He entrusts you with one of his own children. He chose you out of all the moms in the world for this one child.
Remember, you, too, are highly favored by God himself to receive such a special gift.
From Max on Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions; Copyright (Thomas Nelson, 2011) Max Lucado
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