December 8, 2016

December 8: The Heart of Mary

For our Charlotte on your 14th birthday. . .

Mary was your age. She was chosen to be the mother of the Messiah. To nurture and protect him in her home. So far, this is not connecting at all, huh? Well let's look again.

What life events of a bright eyed, beautiful, blessed girl such as yourself could compare to that? Well, listen to Mary's own words. Let them be your words too. No matter what you face. Just let God continue to do great things through you. You are already walking with Him, listening to Him, serving Him, and serving the people that He loves. This response of Mary's sounds like your responses. You have the heart of Mary.

Even after hearing a terrifying announcement, Mary replied,  "I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as you have said."

Later, she sang a song of praise to God. "My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior." That sounds like you too. You stay in a place of worship. You do not miss what God is saying or doing in your life. You have the heart of Mary.

Happy Birthday to our December girl.

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