Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meaning and Mattering

In doing my yearly reading of the Nativity Story I came across a gem of a phrase in the notes of my old Tyndale Living bible. 

In the section in Luke 2:3-6 where the story tells of Mary and Joseph having to travel 70 miles at the 'very worst time' for a pregnant, unmarried woman in a primitive time period, the following sentence stuck out: 

"When we do God's will, we are not guaranteed a comfortable life; we are promised only that even our discomfort has meaning in God's plan."

Meaning. A life that matters. That's what I want. don't you?  Mary had no idea, really. And neither do we.

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