We’re Part of God’s Plan {Heart of Christmas Series}

God can use us to bring His love, compassion, and grace into the world.

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The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a Son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus.” {Luke 1:30-31}

“Let’s go in on it together.” You can hear this phrase in stores around Christmas. It is said by one person inviting another to be a part of giving a gift to someone they both love.

In a sense, God is saying, “Let’s go in on it together” when the angel is speaking to Mary. But unlike an exchange between two people, Mary could never help purchase this Gift. But she does offer what God wants most—herself. She humbly says, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as You have said.”

It’s amazing that the God of the universe would choose a lowly human to be a part of His Gift to the world. God entrusted His most precious Gift to a girl who had enough faith to simply say, “Yes.”

Like Mary, we can offer ourselves to God so that He can use us to bring gifts like His love, compassion, and grace into the world.

When has God used you to give a gift to someone else? Perhaps it was a kind word, an act of service, or an actual present. What was that like?


Holley Gerth


* This post is part of The Heart of Christmas series we’re going through as we prepare for Christmas. Each message is a short devotional you can read and share in the middle of this busy time of year to help you and those you love stay focused on what matters most—celebrating Jesus! To read all the #heartofchristmas posts, click here.

* Find Books to Encourage Every Woman on Your Christmas List {signed!}


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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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