Monday, December 19, 2011

They Saw the Light - Nativity Part 2

Come into my heart
Come into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus
Come into today
Come in to stay
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. 
The news was declared.  Mary had been chosen to conceive a child by the Holy Spirit.   The angel declared:
"Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  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....The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.  For with God nothing will be impossible" (Luke 1:30-37).

Many have wondered at Mary’s response.  What did she really think?  How did she feel?  The answer to our questions come from Mary’s own heart.  She said:

"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.  For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth 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 on those who fear Him from generation to generation.  He has shown strength with His arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.  He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted the lowly.  He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent away empty.   He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed forever"(Luke 1:46-55).

In the midst of darkness, Mary saw the light.   As she glorified God so we also should glorify Him and rejoice in Him.  He has kept His promise.*

*Copyright 1990 "They Saw the Light" Prince of Peace Press 
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