Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023
We should consider the importance of Mary's strength and the example she set.
Many recognize August 8 as the birthday of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The young woman who was blessed beyond understanding by bringing God, as a baby, a human into this world. Christians think of Mary with tenderness, love, and admiration. Mary's strength is to be admired and should serve as an example for us. She faced many difficulties both before and after Jesus was born. Scripture tells us a little, but it is easy to imagine that Mary faced many hurdles that went unspoken.
Mary must have been a remarkable girl. To be approached by God with the role she would have in the history of humanity must have been scary and intimidating. That she was chosen to be the one and only Mother of God of Jesus Christ, she was no doubt shy and fearful of what was to come. She may have trembled in her hesitation, but she overcame her fear only to face many others and actual dangers in her life.
Remarkable is not a descriptive enough word for one fierce in her dedication to our Lord and all humanity. If we could all show a fraction of her commitment, our world would be healed. Everyone would have a mind full of the Lord and their life's potential.
Lord, as I remember your chosen one, Mary, I am grateful for her promise kept. For bearing your son and raising him so that he was ready and prepared to fulfill his destiny. Mary was an awe-inspiring woman, born to enable Jesus to fulfill his destiny. Mary followed and loved you completely, sincerely, and with joy forever. Mary, I thank you for loving the Lord and the world. I know you are with your beloved son Jesus, and I ask you both to look over all people. Please help us make decisions as righteous as you would have made and, as a result, improve the world. I am grateful for your gift to humanity and your ongoing love of all peoples and things. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen
a tangle originated by Emiko Kaneko,CZT
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