Saturday, December 4, 2010

Preparing for Christmas

Have you ever been so overwhelmed by love that when you receive a gift from the object of your affection, you seem to glow and nothing could ever take away your joy? Have you ever had the pleasure of experiencing God in such a way that all you can do is be in a state of euphoria and praise?

From the book Why the Nativity? by David Jeremiah:

Day 4 - December 4th

"Why the song of Mary?"
He  writes:
"At the beginning of an amazing journey - one no other woman would ever travel - Mary's focus was in the right place. She knew, and expressed through her song, that all the resources of God are unlimited. His strength makes all things possible, and his love makes any burden a joy to bear."
Dr. Jeremiah comes to this conclusion after pointing out in bits and pieces of Mary's Song, also known as the Magnificat, that she was a young woman who knew her God.  One of the observations he makes is that even though Mary was caught by surprise, she searched for words from the psalms she had hidden in her heart. 

Reading through Mary's Song is breathtaking.  It is so clear that she knew her Creator. Go to the first chapter in Luke and find it for yourself. Read it and ask your questions.

For further study: Compare 1 Sam 2:1-10 with Mary's praise song.

   Have you gotten this book yet?

Blessings for your day,

1 comment:

  1. I love these blogs, Lisa. I haven't been good about commenting, but I am reading. You have challenged me to make sure I am spending enough time focusing on the true meaning of this beautiful time of year. Thank you!


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