What If Nazareth Was Pro-choice 2000 Years Ago?

Mary had to trust God.

Joseph (before being visited by an angel) had decided that he would divorce her quietly, doing everything he could to not bring shame upon her and her family.

What if it had been an acceptable (government funded) option for Mary to simply decide it would be to hard on her and her family to carry and give birth to this baby?

How often when God asks something of us or we feel that He may be calling us to something do we look for an easy way out?

Luke 1:37,38 say, ” “For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.”

Instead of “may it be done according to Your word” I can sometimes respond with “that seems difficult”, “won’t that be hard on me and my family” or “would God call me to do that”.

God doesn’t promise that living for Him will be easy, but He promises to be faithful. Through good times and bad, when things are going smoothly and when life is full of struggles.

Why do we give ourselves the chance to abort the dreams and plans that God has placed inside of us? Do we really think that our way will work better?


One thought on “What If Nazareth Was Pro-choice 2000 Years Ago?

  1. Because it’s human (sin) nature to look for the easy way out-look at all of the thieves over the millenia! They want money-and all that it can buy-but are not willing to put in the time and effort needed to work a job or run a business. They want the results of all that time and effort NOW. Most of us are just the same with God’s call on our lives. We want all He has for us, but we don’t want to put in ALL of ourselves (that’s what He asks for) to get it. We say “not my will but Yours”, but we mean (sometimes, thankfully not always) “do it my way, it’ll be easier”. His ways are not our ways, unfortunately :>, most of the time.

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