"In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary." — Luke 1.26-27
We live in a culture and a time that makes it easy to become discontent. Which is strange because we also live in the wealthiest, smartest, most informed and most comfortable era of time in all of history! Yet despite all that we have available, it’s easy to live with disappointment or discontentment, feeling like we never quite have what we want.
One of the central questions that I’ve struggled with over the years is how do you get someone to believe. Ultimately, most evangelistic efforts are centered around convincing people to change their belief system. It always seemed difficult to me because I rarely ever want to change my beliefs, even after I’m proved wrong. So why should it work on someone else?