Over 2,000 years ago a young Jewish girl, named Mary, gave birth to the Savior of the world. She wasn’t a queen or a ruler of a country–she was an ordinary girl from an ordinary family. She was pledged to be married to a simple (ordinary) carpenter. God choose an ordinary young girl and an ordinary carpenter to raise His Son.
She was willing to be part of God’s plan to bring a Savior into the world. Then Mary said, “Truly I am the Lord’s servant. Let everything you have said happen to me.” Then the angel left her. Luke 1:8. She agreed without hesitation, just faith in God knowing He is able to do immeasurably more than we can ever imagine.
Jesus–Savior of the world–born of a virgin. He humbled Himself and came down from heaven above to be birthed in a common, ordinary stable surrounded by sheep and cattle. Straw in a manger His bed–a throne for a manager…a throne for a cross. Although He was born to an ordinary couple He was no ordinary child–He was God!
God uses ordinary people to fulfill His purposes…His plans for a world in need. We need only be willing to obey His will.
Ordinary parents are the heartbeat of the family, raising the next generation of children–teaching them about a Savior who humbled Himself and came down from heaven.
Ordinary people spreading God’s word to a lost and dying world. God can and does use ordinary people to do extraordinary things for His glory.
Although ordinary may look a bit mundane, commonplace, or even trivial, it’s often the instrument the Lord uses to impact the world. An ordinary mother…guiding, nurturing, training, nursing, teaching, and encouraging her children. An ordinary man going to an ordinary job…mundane, monotonous, and perhaps less than stimulating. Common everyday ordinary people impacting the world and the next generation.
Ordinary people, faithful to live out the life God has set before them, impacting others for God’s kingdom.
What may not look like much on first glance has greater power than we can imagine. Serving our families and other, gives our children and the rest world a look at Jesus. Jesus born to ordinary earthly parents came not only to Save the the world, but to humble Himself and be a servant to hurting people.
What appears ordinary might actually be extraordinary…even radical, if done in love.
Count Blessings, Kasey