So, I’ve been trying to memorize some verses, and I’m doing okay, but there’s a bunch of them!
Luke 2:46-55 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked upon the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on, all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. he has shown great strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent awat empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
Whew! I told you it was long! But I love these verses for several reasons. I heard Mark Driscoll speaking on these verses and he talked about how much Mary had to complain about. She would lose a lot by becoming the mother of the Lord Jesus. But she chose to praise God instead. This is something I wish to continually keep in the forefront of my mind… I tend to complain a lot, but i don’t want to… I want to praise my Jesus for all that he has done, for all that he will do.
Right now, I’m feeling a little down in several areas of my life, but I know that Jesus will take care of it. It may not be to my liking, and it may not be until later that people would call me “blessed,” but I need to trust him above all else. (Did you notice that she said “all generations will call me blessed?” It wasn’t those people around her that would call her blessed; they would call her several names, but blessed wasn’t one of them….) I will never be worthy enough to deserve Jesus’ love or to be used by him, but he chose me anyway… that makes me love him more. I wish to praise him all the more because he chose me, a sinner.