Christmas Surrendered with Gain

Christmas Surrendered

“May it be done to me according to your word.” – Luke 1:38

Mary carried Him for nine months, went through the pain of childbirth, mothered Him for thirty-three years, then surrendered Him to crucifixion.

She Surrendered…

Her public honor – to the unbelieving.

Her girlish figure – stretched and torn.

Her comfort – left home pregnant on a donkey.

Her pride – Joseph sees her for the first time as he delivers God’s Son.

She held her deeply loved promise in her arms.  Then, she was forced to surrender Him.  She was just a girl.  Just a human child, and like us, she felt her sorrow.  Mary’s surrender allowed her to hold Love, and then became our eternal gain.

Hope.  Joy.  Peace.

Jesus.  Emmanuel.  Savior of the World!

When God calls us to surrender, He never leaves us empty.  There is always an eternal purpose when we’re willing to say, “may it be done to me according to your word.”

“I’m just a girl, nothing more, but I’m willing, Be Born In Me”


Merry Christmas ~ 2015


  1. Jim nance said,

    12/25/2015 at 11:50

    Fantastic… What a way to celebrate Christmas Day with the gifting of your words and expressions to share with others..This was made for you to do today. I`m glad you complied!.

    • 12/26/2015 at 11:50

      Jim, I hope God shows you how much your love and support means to this heart of mine, because my words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you!

  2. 12/25/2015 at 11:50

    Hi Shannan,what a way to celebrate christmas day God bless you with the gifting of your words expressions to share with others praise the Lord, this was made for you to do today. I’m glad you complied.

    merry christmas 2015 Shannan, God bless you.

    Love Clinton & Loraine

  3. said,

    12/26/2015 at 11:50

    Shannan God has given you a very very special gift!My prayer for you is that God in His time will bring a Godly man into your life that will be sensitive as you are to the leading of the Holy Spirit.Pat and I are so blessed that we have the blessing of knowing you!We love you! Blessings Bob & Pat P.S. Please eit her add Forest Hills app to your phone or computer the app is FHBC.You will be blessed I promise.His precious wife has ALS.I know you will be blessed from seeing and listening to him.The church is located at the corner of Old Hickory Blvd and Hillsboro rd.They have 3 services.830 930 1040.

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