“Maybe, however, you’re Mary & God is asking you to be willing to say YES to whatever He asks.”
~Susan May Warren, Evergreen~
~Luke 1:38 & 46-55, The Message~
And Mary said, “YES, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve.
Let it be with me just as you say.
I’m bursting with God-news;
I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.
God took one good look at me, and look what happened—
I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!
What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
His mercy flows in wave after wave
on those who are in awe before him.
He bared his arm and showed his strength,
scattered the bluffing braggarts.
He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
pulled victims out of the mud.
The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
the callous rich were left out in the cold.
He embraced his chosen child, Israel;
He remembered and piled on the mercies,
piled them high.
It’s exactly what he promised,
beginning with Abraham and right up to now.”
As you can see from the verses above,
Mary enthusiastically embraced God’s plan—
in spite of the censure, ridicule, judgment & emotional pain it would bring.
What a beautiful gift she poured out before the Lord.
May we all seek to trust His heart with that same, resounding YES!
I’ll be posting Christmas quotes & Scriptures every day this week, so I hope to “see” you again soon.
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Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings, friends!
***Photo Backstory: I made this graphic from an iPhone pic of my school’s elementary nativity play from years gone by. (It features a dear friend & former student’s daughter, who is growing up so quickly!) Of course, PicMonkey, is my editing tool of choice. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, download & share.
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