For those of you who ever wondered what the boy Jesus was like, the movie, The Young Messiah, will give you a glimpse of His childhood and the joys and struggles that Mary and Joseph faced of raising an exceptional child. As Jesus grows and His power becomes known to others, Mary asks Joseph, “Why did God choose me? What if I’m not strong enough?” Joseph reassures her of the brave woman that she is, and tells her, “I thank God for choosing me every day. Every day.”
When my best friend’s little daughter was diagnosed with autism, the doctor told her and her husband that God gave them an exceptional daughter because He knew that they could handle her. Having known my friend and her husband for many years, I agreed with the doctor. And although my friend doubts if she’s strong enough for the task, I know that she is a brave woman who can handle it. I can’t wait for her to share the story of God’s faithfulness with all of us someday. Until then, embrace the journey God might have you on and thank Him for choosing you because He knew that you could handle it.
“God sometimes pushes us to our limits because He has greater faith in us than we have in ourselves.”