Sunday, December 16, 2012

Word of the Day... December 16, 2012

Mary Visits Elizabeth
 39 A few days later Mary hurried to the hill country of Judea, to the town 40 where Zechariah lived. She entered the house and greeted Elizabeth. 41 At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.

 42 Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed.43 Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? 44 When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. 45 You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”

The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Praise

 46 Mary responded,
   “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
    47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
 48 For He took notice of his lowly servant girl,
      and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
 49 For the Mighty One is holy,
      and He has done great things for me.
 50 He shows mercy from generation to generation
      to all who fear Him.
 51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
      He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.
 52 He has brought down princes from their thrones
      and exalted the humble.
 53 He has filled the hungry with good things
      and sent the rich away with empty hands.
 54 He has helped his servant Israel
      and remembered to be merciful.
 55 For He made this promise to our ancestors,
      to Abraham and his children forever.” 
 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back to her own home Luke 1:39-56

Can you even imagine the faith that Mary had?  I would have been a basket case if I became pregnant without being with a man and had an angel visit me to tell me I was blessed among women.  Mary is a great example of what o mighty woman of God is. 

Mary is so steeped in Scripture that when she breaks out in praise, the words that come naturally to her lips are the words of Scripture. Being a young woman, she probably loved the stories of the Old Testament women of faith like Sarah, Deborah, Hannah, Ruth, and Abigail. What an admonition to us all, both women and men (young and old—Mary probably was not over 15): to steep our minds and hearts in the Scriptures day and night so that the words and thoughts of Scripture fill our mouths as naturally as they did Mary's.  

This is the kind of woman that I want to be.  I want the words of the Lord to come naturally from my lips through His Scriptures.  I really believe that the more time we spend in His Word the stronger we will become as a Christian.  I think that we should be mindful of this as Christmas approaches and keep Jesus as the center of our heart and minds the season.   God bless you all!!! :):)


Yeah! God bless you all!!! :):)

I love the post and I followed you there as well. Have a Simply Heavenly Day!!!:):)

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