WEEKLY DEVOTION – DECEMBER 20, 2020
Let Us Sing Mary’s Song
This Christmas above all others, calls us to meditate upon the true meaning of the season and calls us to maintain a posture of prayer and praise. As we consider the grace of God poured out upon our lives, despite the depressing circumstances, we too sing a song of gratitude and humility.
When considering her station in life and the awesome task of carrying and giving birth to the Son of God, Mary sang: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations with call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me- holy is his name.” (Luke 1:46-49)
In like manner, we too are humbled by the mercy of God that extends to all the human family and especially to those who love the Lord. We cannot earn and we do not deserve the salvation the Lord has made available to us. And yet, “He has performed mighty deeds with his arm … lifted up the humble … filled the hungry with good things … remembering to be merciful…” (Luke 50-55)
Dear Lord God, I am so thankful for your grace, mercy and love that blesses my life, as you blessed the life of your servant Mary. Give me a heart of gratitude and humility also as I think about your goodness to me. Amen
– Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.