Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 12-21-20

Luke 1:46-49
Mary’s Prophetic Song
And Mary sang this song:
    “My soul is ecstatic, overflowing with praises to God!
My spirit bursts with joy over my life-giving God!
For he set his tender gaze upon me, his lowly servant girl.
    And from here on, everyone will know
    that I have been favored and blessed.
The Mighty One has worked a mighty miracle for me;
    holy is his name!

Mary is the first person to recognize the Christ child as Savior and Life-Giver. When she realizes this Christ child is the fulfillment of the promise God made to Abraham to bring deliverance and salvation, she cannot contain her joy. She bursts into poetry in the Spirit, because she knows this Life Giver is for her. Christ is her Savior! When you and I truly understand the enormous Gift in Christ we have been given for salvation, we will burst into joy that never ends, too. God’s grace—his unmerited favor—active in our lives is such a miraculous blessing. Repeat this over and over again, “I am favored and blessed by God. He has chosen to love me and be a part of my life. My life is built upon his love and groomed in his holiness. I am a miracle of salvation!”

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the life you have prepared for me; to live in your presence and enjoy fellowship with you each day. I am truly favored and blessed. May others around me take notice and want you in their lives, too. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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