Day 10 | Eileen Steele
Luke 1: 26-33


Everyone is familiar with surprises. Sometimes they are
good, sometimes not as good, and sometimes they are just
that surprising. Mary received the ultimate surprise, and it
impacted the entire world. We know Mary’s surprise was
Jesus, the promised and long-awaited Messiah; the Savior

of all mankind. Many years after the initial surprise,
Ephesians 2:14 (ASV) says, “For He is our peace, who made both
one, and broke down the middle wall of partition,”

We are all surprised at something sometime in our lives, but
we can be assured that God is never surprised by what
happens. Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV) “For I know the plans I have
for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not
to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

During this advent season, how can “surprises” to you bring
glory to the Lord?