For some reason, Mary experienced these things.
From the book Why the Nativity? by David Jeremiah
Day 3 - December 3rd
Today's devotional asks the question:
"Why Mary?"He writes:
"Mary herself must have wondered, why am I a 'favored woman'? Why me? Indeed, the reasons she was chosen are known only to God. But it is clear that she was no random selection. Though an ordinary, small-town girl, she must be obedient and courageous, and she was. From her song (see Lk 1:46-55), we know that she was a woman of Scripture, a woman of faith. She must be a virgin, that the glory of God might be miraculously demonstrated. She must be a peasant, in keeping with the humble nature of the Lord's birth.
Mary was all of these things. ... Mary was favored by God for a task that would finally allow each of us to be favored."After reading all Dr. Jeremiah had to say about Mary, it reinforced for me the power behind simplicity and obedience.
It has the power to bring heaven to earth.
For further study:
- According to the following Scriptures, what qualifications did Mary have to be the mother of Jesus?
- Luke 1:27
- Luke 1:28, 30
- Luke 1:38
- Luke 1:47
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Blessings for your day,