Monday, December 15, 2008

Mary's Song


Luke 1 : 46 - 48a : "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior, because..."

Luke 1: 46-56 is often referred to as the Magnificant of Mary. In this song, she praises God for the wonderful thing He had done - to her and for all of mankind. She realized exactly who she was carrying. She had the privilege that all Jewish woman wanted - the privilege of bearing the Messiah. Mary did not find the prospect of being looked ridiculed important. She did not find the prospect of being an outcast important. She did not even appear concerned that her relationship with Joseph might be broken. She praised God because she was to give birth to the Messiah.

When God gifts us with a task - do we look at it as a privilege or a burden? How do we respond to the work God gives us? It's easy to be excited if we are the center of positive attention - but what if it costs us something?

Today, read this passage and meditate upon this young girl's song of praise to her wonderful God.

For Kingdom Education,

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