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Thought for Today: “Humbled by Christmas”
After learning that she would be giving birth to the Messiah, Mary visits her cousin, Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, and through Mary’s song, known as “Magnificat,” she reveals how she prepared herself for this wonderous event.
The second thing we see is her humble spirit.
“For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.” (Luke 1:48)
Mary was humbled that God would consider her for such a task, and she rightly stated who she was, a humble maidservant.
Christmas should bring with it an air of humility when we realize just who we are, and that God would come down to where we live and die for us so that we could have a relationship with Him.
Even the shepherds and Magi, bowed to a baby who lay not in the luxury of a palace, but in a feeding trough for animals in a cave used as a stable. It really doesn’t get any lower or humbler than this.
And then Jesus, in His Sermon on the Mount, gave to us the attitude that we are to possess as believers, also known as the beatitudes. And what we see is that God blesses those who are poor, who mourn, and who are humble.
And the idea of God blessing those who are humble is also brought about by the Apostle James who said we are to humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord and He will lift us up (James 4:10).
** From Sunday Morning Message: “Getting Ready for Christmas” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW1yvKZGFmY
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