Interruptions.  That’s the story of our lives today.  It was also, interestingly enough, the story of Mary and Joseph’s lives as well.  Mary and Joseph were planning for the perfect future together, starting with the perfect courtship, the perfect wedding, and the perfect future.  Then, the angel Gabriel paid them each a visit.  And suddenly, their lives would never be the same again.  However, because they were both obedient to God, what started out as a major interruption turned into a revelation of God’s love, grace, promise and salvation.  It was an interruption that has ramifications still today!  Interruptions such as these can change the course of a person’s entire life.  And when you face the inevitable interruptions that life throws your way, remember how Mary and Joseph were obedient, seeking God’s plan in the new path that they were given.  Be open and pay attention, as God may have a surprise in store for you!

Based on Luke 1:26-38 and Matthew 1:18-25.