Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A magnificent song (and prayer requests!)

Continuing in our study of the "Magnificat" we will look at verses 48-50 today:
“…for he has  looked on 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.”
The next thing that Mary sings about, after noting that God was her Savior, was that He had favored her. Mary probably considered herself one of the last people that God would reach down and honor. She is a simple, unpretentious girl from a tiny, agrarian town. What in the world would God do with someone as ordinary as she?

But that's just it! God is a God of grace. His name is holy -- His whole person is holy, and infinitely above all of the humans on earth, and the creatures, too. He is incomparably greater than all.

But in spite of that, He looks graciously on us. To choose Mary was an act of grace, and God looks with mercy on those whose hearts and minds are filled with a reverent regard for Him. For those who know that it's the blessings of God that make us truly rich, His grace and mercy are jewels that we hold dear.

That brings us to this: today is our usual day for prayer requests. God is awaiting our prayers; when we trust Him to be faithful and open our hearts to Him, He will bless us. He Who is mighty will do great things for us. His grace and peace will be with us.

Is there a request that we can pray about with you?
Do you have a praise for answered prayer that you can share?

1 comment:

Marla's Crafts said...

Again I want to thank everyone for their prayers for my husband. He is not having a very good day today. He did a little Christmas shopping yesterday with my daughter n law. One of the things he loves about Christmas is buying gifts for his family. It is something that I can't take away from him. So today he is very tired and having more pain in his legs. The good news is he got a call this morning from the orthopedic surgeon. He has an appointment for Friday. An answered prayer.
So my prayer today is that the appointment will go well and he is able to fix the problem. I had back surgery when I was thirty so I know what the pain is like. Mine was a little worse as I was not able to walk at all for over six weeks. It was hard as I had two little boys to look after. Thank goodness for mothers. I pray that this surgeon will be as good as the one I had. I will let everyone know how it goes.
Tomorrow he has an eight hour test for his heart. Pray that he has the strength for this test. I know it will really tire him out.