Even Mary Was Afraid When She Knew Good Things Were Coming

The other day, while listening to a song I listen to often, a few words really caught my attention.

 Isn’t it so weird that life does that? Sometimes it takes hearing something, reading something, or seeing something many times before it actually jumps out at ya’!

I’m only 21 years old, but JEEZ I have seen this a lot as I’ve gotten “older.”

Alright, back to the point.

I was listening to “Shepherds Song” by the one and only Josh Garrels (I’m slightly obsessed with his music, but that is a whole separate blog post), and specific lyrics seemed to echo in my ears like they hadn’t done prior. Side note: This is a Christmas song, but it is far too good to reserve it for one season of the year SOOO here we are.

This takes some context, so let’s dive in.

I’m in a season of life where I feel pretty fearful if I’m being completely honest with you. I’ll be moving across the country in a few months and will know one person. I’ll be hopefully getting a “big girl job.” I’m afraid of a lot of other things too, you know, like snakes and giant spiders, but this is all different.

It’s been a while since I have been this fearful of what the Lord is doing.

Needless to say, change is just around the corner and ya’ girl doesn’t do so good with that normally.

Back to the song my friends, thanks for tracking with me: Being a Christmas song and all, the context of it was Jesus’ birth.

The lyrics that have struck a chord with me recently are, “Before He came, she was afraid.”

5 simple words.

These 5 small words stopped me in my tracks and I was hit with the reality of life.

Am I fearful? Absolutely.

What I’m forgetting is that it is OKAY to be fearful.

When scary things happen, we are going to be afraid.

This is reality.

For us, this means that we aren’t alone in those fears.

 Whether you are in a season filled with comfort and peace or a season filled with fear and confusion, know that it’s okay to feel how you feel.

It’s okay to recognize that you are human and that you don’t have it all together, none of us really do.

Mary was afraid when Jesus was coming.

The moral of the story is that good things are scary and hard too and this doesn’t mean you are going the wrong way just because you are full of fear.

Take one step after the other and dive into the next season of life, even when it’s hard, it could be right where you need to be.



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