Blessed obedience

Sorry, I didn’t post a Sunday Song this past weekend.


Sunday evening, I went to a ladies’ Christmas tea at my church. During the service/lesson time, one of the ladies of the church sang the song I have posted. I’ve heard it a few times before, but the words stuck with me.

Mary was tired, weary and facing a task much bigger than she thought she could withstand. Her task…giving birth to the savior…required a lot of such a young girl. She needed a lot of inner-strength.

She looked to God. She obeyed and looked to God for her strength.

I know I have a lot to learn from this strong young woman.

Luke 1:35-38
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

And then Mary shows her exhuberent belief and praise when she visited Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist, in Luke 1:46-55
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their throne and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”


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