Luke 2:32-33 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

Just at that time when Mary and Joseph seemed to have come to terms with the fact that they were guardians of ‘the son of God’, up comes Simeon dramatically to drop another bomb on them about what else they could expect from Jesus.
In spite of all the miraculous events and visitations that accompanied his birth, this revelation left these two in utter surprise.

At this point in time, they may have asked themselves ” what child have we got on our hands and are we even confident of being able to guide him right? Is there anything we can actually do for him?

Simply put: Mary was nothing but a teenager married to a carpenter, a combination of hands that under normal circumstances and classifications may not have qualified to be the guardians of the saviour, yet they were God’s choice. All evidence suggesting that they were not up to the task was dispelled when the life of Jesus is recounted- they did an awesome job with his nurturing.

For every assignment God entrusts to us, we can be certain that He has made all provisions to ensure we are able to do a good job if we are willing. Joseph and Mary were not well to do [evident in the fact that they provided two turtle doves and not a lamb and a dove (Leviticus 12:8)], but they were able to provide a good home and atmosphere for Jesus to mature in, and that was what was required of them.

Remember # You have enough within to fulfil your God-given destiny.

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