The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come over you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the one who is to be born will be holy. He will be called God’s Son.”
Luke 1:35 CEB
There is no doubt in my mind that the Holy Spirit is responsible for the miracles we experience everyday. Although there are many daily miracles, childbirth is the one many of us are familiar with.
Recently I gave birth to a 6 lb. 10 oz. miracle. And like Mary, this is something I did with more people present than I would have liked and without medication. The elation I felt after having Hannah is something I had never experienced before. I often wonder how Mary felt after giving birth to Jesus knowing that she gave birth to the Savior of our world. She opened her heart to the Holy Spirit allowing it to fill her completely so that we might be saved. May the Holy Spirit move in our lives this season and always, changing us for the better.
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Heavenly Father, we are thankful for you in the Holy Spirit. Open our hearts to the possibility of change and to trust in your will for our lives. Help us to view daily occurrences as miracles sent from above and surround us with your grace as we enter the holiday season. Amen.
Katie grew up at Peachtree Christian Church and was actively involved in the youth program from grades 7-12. Her time in CAST, Peachtree’s Christian Acting and Singing Troupe, developed her love of theatre, which lead to a BA in Theatre (cum laude) from Samford University. Now, she’s back as the Youth Director with the goal of providing Peachtree’s youth with the same atmosphere of acceptance and love she experienced as a youth while encouraging them to follow Christ’s path. She is intensely grateful for her husband Jeff and her 7 month old daughter, Hannah. All time favorite things… spending time with her family at their lake cabin, quoting movies with her brothers and eating food. Because man, it’s good.