Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lessons from Mary

I've been rereading the Christmas story over this week and noticed Mary's reaction to everything. The thing that struck me was that Mary's life was the Lord's (Luke 1:38) and she sought to glorify the Lord, not herself in being the one chosen to bear the Messiah. (Luke 1:46-55). You never once see her talking about what a great person she was to be chosen and how those around her must not have been as godly and she was. I think that she was truly humbled by the thought that God would choose her for such a special part of His plan of salvation. While others went and made things "known abroad", Luke 2:19 says" But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart."

Reading about Mary this week has challenged me to be more of a ponderer and less of a blabberer! We also need to make sure that we point others to the Lord--He is charge of our lives, rather than taking credit for the good in our lives ourselves. We would be nothing without Him!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

And what faith she must have had to accept such a daunting challenge so willingly! The Bible doesn't say she asked any questions of the angel(other than the one about being a virgin) or balked at all. And what a responsibility to be the mother of God!