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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Mary’s Song
LUKE 1: 46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.

“Oh Elizabeth, stop talking such nonsense.” Is that how Mary responded to her cousin’s experience when she first came into Elizabeth’s home? No, Mary believed all the amazing, nearly impossible things she was told. She was going to be the mother of the long awaited Messiah and rather than scoff, she lifted up praises to God.

How well do we praise the Lord for his abundant blessings during this Advent season? Do we soar to meet God in the heavenly places or do we moan and whine about our circumstances? What is the sound of our Magnificat? Does our soul magnify, show even more clearly, the Lord God of the Universe?
Let us pray:

“Lord of all, Mighty One, holy is your name. We praise you Father for the jewels of joy you heap upon us. It would be impossible for there to be any small blessings when they all come from you. We ask nothing from you today, except the privilege of serving you. We are surrounded by those who cry, who grieve, who are lonely, who need you. Let us be your hands and feet and voice this Advent season. Let us Magnify you among your people and love them into wholeness. Forgive us when we want to focus on ourselves. We know there is no joy in that. Lead us into paths of service. Let every child we see be the Christ Child; let ever woman be Mary, let every dedicated husband and father be Joseph. In the name of Jesus, your son and our redeemer we pray. Amen”
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2011 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.

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