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God doesn’t mind
Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
December 20, 2023

Of the many things I love about Jesus’ mother, near the top of the list are the lyrics to her famous song: “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant” (Luke 1:47,48).

I picture pregnant Mary smiling as she ponders God’s promise. “Look at this place—Nazareth. Nowheresville. The armpit of Galilee. Look at me—Another Mary. Another nobody planning a wedding on a next-to-nothing budget. But God has been mindful of me. I’m not much, but God doesn’t mind.”

God doesn’t mind choosing, using, and saving the nobodies of this world. Maybe you’re just another teenager who will never become a social influencer. Or another employee who could be replaced by next Monday. Or another resident in another nursing home who needs another pill. Maybe people have to ask, “What’s your name again?” because they forget you far too quickly.

But—listen—God doesn’t mind. God is mindful of you, conscious of your existence, and concerned about your experience. You being nobody won’t stop God from being the somebody who sought you, brought you into contact with the gospel, and created faith in your heart to believe it. God doesn’t mind. In fact, it brings a smile to his face to call you his own beloved child.

Smile today, even if you are a nobody in the eyes of the world. God doesn’t mind.