Day Four

Can you feel the excitement in Mary’s words? When I was reading the scripture text Luke 1:46-55, I could sense Mary realizing the blessings God had given her. Notice: Mary stopped to praise. In verse 46 she said”My soul doth magnify the Lord.” She may have been a humble handmaiden, but she had a way of expressing her praise and gratitude to the Lord that surpasses any teenager I have heard today, let alone any adult. She had a profound ability of edifying her Lord and Saviour.
The words in verse 48 speaks volumes to me as Mary said, “For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” Within herself, she recognized she was a “lowly handmaiden,” but in Him she was “blessed.” I too am nothing without Him! Today is “Thankful Thursday,” and I’m thankful “He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Need.” – I guess this could be my song!
As I was thinking about everything Mary was saying to Martha, it dawned on me this thought: God provided someone to believe Mary’s story and someone to share in her excitement, that would understand. It is so special to have a friend that you can tell your secrets to, someone that accepts you. I’m sure Mary felt rejection from some in her family and others probably doubted her story, but God gave her Elizabeth. God understands a woman’s needs and provided for her. Ain’t God good?!
Beth stated, “Mary’s song reflects twelve different Old Testament passages.” His word was in her heart. What song is in your heart- one of hurt, one of despair, or one of praise? Let’s sing praise!
Keeping the Faith,
Aimee

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