I LOVE Christmas. In every way possible….I love the decorations, music, gifts, food, time with family and friends, the whole bit. Hopefully you’re having fun this Christmas season. More than anything during this season I hope you’re taking a moment to reflect and remember the amazing story that isn’t just a story but is everything I believe in. Jesus was born to be the Savior of the world. A few weeks ago I was at a meeting at my church helping plan some services and we were discussing Mary and the wonderful, Godly characteristics that her life displayed. I love that Mary’s response to finding out she would be giving birth to Jesus as a virgin, unmarried, supernaturally…was to worship God and give Him praise. Of all the human nature responses she could have had, she chose to worship God. Look at Luke 1:46-55
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
even as he said to our fathers.”
However you spend the next couple weeks I hope that daily you will choose to be like Mary and let your life glorify God. Take a moment and stand in awe of God’s big plan for your life. What an amazing God we serve! Jesus is Emmanuel, born for you and for me. ’tis the season!
P.S. Sparrow is 9.5 months now…growing up so much daily. Here’s a couple new pictures!