Dec 5, 2012

WEDNESDAY IN THE WORD-Mary's Song

I've been reading "Why Nativity" by David Jeremiah. When I got to the chapter called, "Why the song of Mary", I had to stop and try to take it all in. The song is called, Magnificat, which means, "It magnifies". In earlier translations of the Bible, Mary's first words were rendered as, "My soul doth magnify the Lord." 


We learn of us this song through scripture when Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth. When Elizabeth cried out in expression of joy Mary, having waited for days to share her amazing news that had come into her life, expressed a little joy of her own! She was carrying the Savior of this world!

Mary lifted her voice in a song of praise to a wonderful God.   I cannot almost hear Mary singing can't you?  Even in the midst of her carrying the Son of God in her womb, not knowing what tomorrow would hold, she praised Him! Even with her being a young woman, unmarried and a virgin, she praised Him! Even with her being the talk of the town, she praised Him! 

We see through scripture that here our little Mary was a simple peasant girl, looking forward to her own wedding ceremony and then...without warning....without preparation, she was looking into the eyes an an angel hearing the good news! She would be the mother of the One and True Living God! And......................yet, not knowing, not totally understanding....not sure.....SHE PRAISED HIM!

Oh sweet one reading this today! No matter what is going on in your life.....Praise Him! No matter who has hurt you. Praise Him! No matter what others may say. Praise Him! No matter whether you know what tomorrow holds or not! You know who holds tomorrow! Praise Him! 

Mary expressed through her song that the resources of God was unlimited! His strength makes all things possible, and His love is enough to PRAISE HIM! 



Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

 

3 comments:

  1. I think the phrase.... even if you do not know what tomorrow holds you know "who' holds tomorrow is what we all need to remember and draw comfort from.
    This post really made me think about what Mary really went through, she was a young girl, this would have been a devastating position to be in..yet she praised him...her faith was amazing and a good example to us

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  2. AWESOME, AWESOME post Ms. Cindy...great words of wisdom. No wonder we are such kindred spirits...I love David Jeremiah, too!!! HOPE you have a great rest of the week!

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  3. Great post and love the song! Has always been a fav. Where are you at these days? Connie Royals

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