Yesterday I was meditating on the announcement of the birth of Jesus as narrated in Luke 1:26-38.
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Here was Mary in her everyday life minding her own business when the angel Gabriel showed up to her. That spoke volumes to me because I have always looked at this scripture in connection to Christmas and missed much of the details. The reason this really stood out to me is because it showed me that God can show up at any time even in the ordinary everyday moments.
That’s it God can show up in your life at anytime even in those situations that you think are dead and have no hope whatsoever, God can suddenly show up. To God there is nothing ordinary about our everyday lives, each day each moment is an opportunity for Him to show up strong on our behalf. Each day we live to see and experience is an opportunity for God to show up, the question is are we willing to allow God to show up in the ordinary in our lives?
Sometimes it is so easy to to be focused on the Sunday experience at church and forget that God is also in the ordinary moments. Right there whilst you are doing the dishes, cleaning the house, walking, sitting at your desk at work, God can show up.
This week be attentive to when God shows up in your ordinary life.
God can show up at any time even in the ordinary everyday moments.