No not the Ralphie Christmas Story; the real one.
Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord
- Luke 1.45
Pregnant Elizabeth is telling pregnant Mary that it’s good that Mary is not like Elizabeth’s husband. He didn’t believe it when God told him he would be a dad. He knew he was too old.
Mary DID believe it when God told her she would have a baby. Without sex. The baby would come from God.
I have some things I think God has told me. Shame on me when I don’t believe it.
If something is your own idea, that’s fine. But if you’re convinced the idea is from God then shame on you too when you don’t believe it.
Why don’t we decide together to believe it before we see it? We’ll be in good company.