Sunday, September 25, 2011

For He took Notice...

Today, reading from Luke about Mary; I was taken with her song of praise.

Here we have a young girl about fourteen that has been overwhelmed with all that she recently has been told and that has happened to her. Yesterday, the birth of Jesus was foretold to her by an angel. Yes, Gabriel appeared and the first words he shared were Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you! I am always slightly amused reading these words, because I picture this young girl filled with fear and this angel so excited to share that the two just make an amusing image in my head. Even Gabriel realized that Mary was uncertain, perhaps afraid, about to run...because then he says "Don't be afraid". Now I break out into laughter at this point, because really????? Who wouldn't be afraid?

Anyway, then she travels to visit her relative Elizabeth that Gabriel happened to mention in the visit above. Imagine, this young girl receives the word that she will have the Son of the Most High and all the thoughts that are going through her head. I am going to die. I'm not married, I'm engaged to Joseph this baby will not be his and how will all of this work out. So, she takes off to a village where Elizabeth lives. Immediately, Elizabeth encouraged her with words of how special her baby really is...and Mary breaks out into a song of praise.

Do we break out into songs of praise when God gives us wonderful news, but news that is going to change our world? Perhaps cause others we love to be angry with us, perhaps cause more problems in our life than we ever dreamed? Probably not, but Mary did!

The words that caught my attention were from Luke 1:48
For He took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.

Imagine, this young girl knew God saw her and that He knew her future! She trusted and she believed!

Lord, let me learn from the words that Mary sang that indeed you do see us and you see our future! You know the plans and that it will all be okay, if we just trust in you! Forgive me for the days that I have doubt and uncertainty and let me learn from these special words of Mary that indeed you see me and know the path! I love you and I thank you this morning for these special words! Amen

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I am thinking that a visit from an angel must produce some frightening feelings because in the passages where angels appeared to humans the angels almost always said, "Do not be afraid!"

I though that Zechariah's words were beautiful too!