by Carolyn Hope
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” – which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1:22-23)
A play, production, movie, or show would be nothing without its director. The director is the one who makes everything come together. The director has the vision that carries the project. It is he or she who leads all the various roles to create something greater than any one of them could do on its own.
God is an excellent Director. He cast the vision for the story of this world. The dream that came to life in Jesus’ time on earth was birthed in the heart of the Father. He had planned this divine entrance long ago, and He knew exactly what He was doing. Before the foundations of the earth were laid, He named His son. Immanuel, a name full of purpose. Immanuel, which means, “God with us.” For this is God’s heart: to be with us.
Every single character, every single role, was particularly picked by the Lord’s hand. He chose the Magi and the shepherds. He chose Mary. He even chose Joseph. When God chose Mary, He factored in the fact that Joseph was her betrothed, and that he was a righteous man who would take good care of her. Mary needed a strong man, and Jesus needed a good earthly father. The Lord provided that with Joseph even before He sent His son into the world.
In all the divine plans, there was not a single afterthought. From start to finish, every moment was precisely and perfectly produced.
This same Director, who left no detail out, is the one who directs your life. Your story too has been personally and passionately prepared by your Father. He is excited about the plans He has for you! You can rest in His promises and be at peace, knowing that He who began this good work in you will finish it (see Philippians 1:6). Your story is important, it is impactful, and it is beautiful. Let the Director of your heart lead you and guide you on a path of adventure.Like what you've read? Receive free email updates from The Voice Online: Subscribe