Monday, December 5, 2011

Being Blessed...

December 5, 2011

Luke 1:46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed.

I marvel at this young woman, who was really just a young teenage girl, how she was so grounded in her faith to be chosen for this great honor. In Luke 1:42 the angel says to her “blessed are you among women…” when God looked upon this girl He saw in her a heart that loved and praised him. In her Magnificat, which is a song of praise (Luke 1:46-55) she recites several Old Testament passages from memory. This was a young girl who loved God and believed that He would accomplish all that He said He would. Unlike Aaron who didn’t believe the angel when told his wife would conceive, Mary knew that the words the angel spoke would happen. She knew this because she knew God, and she knew that in Him all things are possible. She did not let the hardships that her situation would bring upon her stop her from worshipping. Instead of concentrating on how hard it would be to do what God was asking of her, she worshipped. I wonder when faced with a difficult task we must do in order to obey God’s will for our lives how many times do we grumble and complain instead of worship.

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