Devotional: The Song Of Mary
Christian Christmas Devotion Based on Mary's Song
Mary was a well-chosen vessel who God used to be the Mother of Jesus. She had a humble, gentle and quiet spirit, and she accepted in humbleness the will of God for her life. She didn't regard herself or the difficulties and hardships she would have to endure by carrying the Messiah. She rejoiced! She felt honoured by God for Him to choose her, 'a lowly maid servant'. She exalted the Lord and praised His name.
In her song, she speaks of God's holiness and mercy - of God bringing down the proud and exalting the humble - filling the hungry and sending the rich away empty handed. Mary's description here is of a just and caring God whom she loved and worshipped.
Though Mary was a beautiful woman of God and the Mother of Jesus, it was never intended for us to have her as an object of our 'worship', or considered 'deity'. Yes, she was incredibly blessed, and we should have respect for her, but not to worship her. She gave birth to the one who deserves our praise and worship.
This Christmas as we reflect on Jesus, let us also consider Mary, and give thanks to God for her willingness to do the Father's will - without hesitation!
Mary's song reflects a heart
Humble and willing to yield
To the call of God to bring forth
The Saviour of the world.
Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end." ...Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her. - Luke 1: 30-33 & 38
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