Monday, December 14, 2009

The Life of Our Lord

"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."  Luke 1:31-33

There is a wonder surrounding Mary, the mother of Jesus, that transcends traditional religious thought.  That she was a privileged vessel, chosen to bear God's Son, is wonder enough, for she is a participant in the miracle of the Incarnation at a level no other human being can comprehend.  It is clear that she did not claim to understand it herself, but simply worshiped God in humble acknowledgment of the miracle engulfing her existence: "My soul magnifies the Lord." she exclaimed. In her own heart, we are told in the Scriptures that she pondered these things.  She is truly a beautiful woman and the Life of our Lord was preciously given to her to love, to nurture, and to behold!  She had to go away from her family to a place unknown to her and it was there that God chose His Son to be born among the lowly and the animals of the stable.  Yet the STAR of wonder found her and shepherds and a Heavenly host of ANGELS proclaimed the miracle, "Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill to all men."  Luke 2:14  During these next few days before Christmas, I hope that you have some sacred time to reflect on these verses from the Bible and truly center your heart in the Lord!  Your family and your loved ones will be blessed if you do, but most importantly you will be blessed.  "O magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt His Name together!!!" Merry Christmas to you...and to your family.

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