MARY’S SONG,By John Van Schepen
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. Luke 1:46-47
One of the most beautiful songs in the Bible is the one Mary sings as she reflects on God’s faithful work and prepares to become the mother of the promised Savior. Though she recognizes that all generations will call her blessed, she acknowledges with humility that all of this will take place only through “the Mighty One [who] has done great things . . .—holy is his name.” She goes on to exclaim about God’s mercy, his mighty acts, his compassion for the needy, and his faithfulness through all generations.
God, in his mercy, lifts up the humble such as Mary out of sheer grace. Mary glorifies and rejoices in the Lord because through the child she will bear, Jesus, God will bring salvation from sin.
Many of our songs today—even our Christian songs—focus more on us: what we do, what we need, and how we act. It’s important that we also focus on God, our Creator, Sustainer, and Savior—and all that he has done for us.
I love some old songs that proclaim “How Great Thou Art!” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” And some contemporary songs remind us that God is a “Good, Good Father” and that Christ alone is our “Cornerstone.”
That’s who the Lord is. And he loves you and me. Let’s rejoice in that today!
BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN GOD’S AMAZING WORLD
SUNSET IN HAWAII
MORE THINGS MY MAMA TAUGHT ME!
“If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
“If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
“Because I said so, that’s why.”
‘If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”
“Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper.”
My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!”
My mother taught me about STAMINA.
“You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone.”
HAY BALE ART
Reach out to someone in need this week!
Let others see Jesus in you this week!
Be His light in the darkness this week!
Have a Blessed Week!
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