Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thy Will Be Done

I just thought I'd share with you an excerpt from the Daily Devotional our priest sends out every morning. It really spoke to me and the thoughts that have been swirling around my head lately. To give a little background information today is the Feast of the Annunciation, or in other words the day the Catholic Church celebrates Jesus' conception or rather Mary saying "Yes" to God's plan for her:

And the angel said, “You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. … “ And Mary said, “I am the servant of the Lord; may it happen to me as you have said.” [Luke 1:31,38]

Mary’s response to God’s will—as revealed to her by the angel—boils down to this: “Thy will be done!” It is the most beautiful response a person can make to God. It is the response Mary taught her son Jesus to make. It is the response Jesus taught his disciples to make in the Our Father (“they kingdom come; thy will be done”). It is the response Jesus himself made in the Garden of Gethsemane just before his arrest: “Not my will … but your will be done” (Luke 22:44). Like mother, like son. How about you? How readily do you embrace God’s will for you, instead of hoping to impose your will on God?

What we usually pray to God is not that his will be done, but that he approves ours. (Helga Bergold Gross)

So why did this scripture speak to me? Well, as I've mentioned before I really would like to have a baby. I am on CD 25 9DPO (for those of you in the TTC world for those of you who are not just disregard). There is really no way at this point in time that I can tell if I am pregnant or not. This is our last chance to have a child in the year 2009 and if we were in fact successful we will have a Christmas baby (or close to Christmas). That's right, 9 months from now is Christmas. But what really speaks to me is that Mary said, "Thy Will Be Done." This process of trying to conceive (TTC) has been a lot longer than I thought. I thought I could control it with charting, planning, timing. In my heart of hearts I know that it is not "My will be done" but God's. I wish I could adhere to that more strongly. I must think of Mary and her willingness to accept God's plan for her life. I've always known that God has a plan for me but sometimes don't see it until after the fact. Wouldn't it be beautiful to have a Christmas baby though?

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