Mary's Faith Filled Purpose

 

‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.” -Luke 1:38

 

Mary demonstrated humility with her response to the angel’s declaration and her faith grew as she witnessed the prophecy unfold, she also endured cultural ridicule and rejection. Even at the inn where she was about to have the baby. Unbeknownst to Mary, an angel proclaimed the birth of the Messiah to the shepherds living in a nearby region. After giving birth, Mary watched as the shepherds came to worship her newborn. Mary listened with amazement as she heard Simeon’s prophecy on the day she presented Jesus to the Lord, as the law required. In time, Jesus grew and God empowered Him with wisdom and favor.

Once again, Mary witnessed Jesus, the incarnate Saviour, teaching in God’s Holy temple and questioning the religious leaders of the day. Shortly after, the family returned to Nazareth.

 

“And his mother  treasured all these things in her heart.” -Luke 2:51

Mary collected memories. She pondered, waited and reflected.  Have you?

Mary, did you know

that your Baby Boy is Lord of all creation?

Mary, did you know

that your Baby Boy would one day rule the nations?

Did you know

that your Baby Boy is heaven’s perfect Lamb?

The sleeping Child you’re holding is the Great, I Am.



   Take time to reflect on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, His birth, His death, His resurrection.

                                                            Merry Christmas!

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