Mary’s Christmas

Why her but not any other girl?  Have you ever wondered why Mary was chosen to be Jesus’ earthly mother?  Not only is she a humble and faithful servant of God, but there is more…

When we look closely at Mary’s Song as recorded in Luke 1: 46-55, we learn that Mary was well-versed with God’s word as recorded in the Old Testament.  The references are included in parentheses below. And Mary said:

My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,

for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.

From now on all generations will call me blessed, (1 Samuel 1:11)

for the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name. (Psalm 126:3)

His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. (Psalm 103:17)

He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;

He has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. (Psalm 89:10)

He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. (Job 5: 11)

He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. (Psalm 107: 9)

He has helped his servant Israel, (Psalm 98:3)

remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, 

even as he said to our fathers.

 

To accomplish God’s Work, one needs to know God’s Word.  Lowly but not ignorant; poor but not foolish!!!!!  

From A to Z, a dear friend of mine in Halifax shared the following verses with me, and I challenge you to memorize them by heart.

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23

Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Acts 16:31

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1

Depart from evil and do good. Psalm 34:14

Even a child is known by his doings. Proverbs 20:11

Fear not, for I am with you. Genesis 26:24

God is love. 1 John 4:8

Honor your father and your mother. Exodus 20:12

If you shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:14

Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life”. John 14:6

Keep your tongue from evil. Psalm 34:13

Look unto me and be saved. Isaiah 45:22

My son, give me your heart. Proverbs 23:26

No man can serve two masters. Matthew 6:24

Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good. Psalm 107:1

Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God. Psalm 147:1

Quietly, wait for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:26

Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4

Seek the Lord while he may be found. Isaiah 55:6

Thou God seest me. Genesis 16:13

Unto Thee, O God, do we give thanks. Psalm 75:1

Verily, verily, I say to you, whatever you shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it to you. John 16:23

When I am afraid, I will trust in Thee. Psalm 56:3

Exceeding great and precious promises are given to us., II Peter 1:4

You bought us with a price. I Corinthians 6:20

Zion heard and was glad. Psalm 97:8

To be ready for God’s Work, let us invest our efforts and time in God’s Word in 2020.  When our delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law we meditate day and night, we are like trees planted by streams of water.  We will yield fruits in season and our leaves do not wither. Whatever we do proper (Psalms 1:2-3). Let us hold fast to His promises of a blessed life!

Wish you a Mary’s Christmas!

Wish you a Merry Christmas!

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