Luke 1:45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her.
Mary believed what God said to her and experienced firsthand the miracle of the virgin birth of our Messiah, Jesus Christ. She kept believing what God said to her and saw up close the miracles of the shepherds’ worship, Simeon and Anna’s temple proclamations, and the wise men’s gifts. As she believed, she could’ve experienced or seen countless other miracles not recorded in Scripture as Jesus grew in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and with man (Luke 2:52). And as she believed, Mary saw and experienced the miraculous beyond imagination or expectation, and her faith grew.
So when the time came for others to see and experience a miracle, Mary was the one who believed enough to ask for the miracle of Jesus changing the water to wine at the wedding in Cana. She knew with confidence that nothing was impossible with God. Likewise, she knew that nothing was impossible with her Emmanuel, God made flesh, who is our Messiah, Jesus Christ.
Today, as Christians, we have this same Emmanuel, God made flesh, our Messiah, Jesus Christ abiding with us and in us. We have the same promises of hope and help, rescue and redemption, courage and compassion, and love and life. We have the same choice as Mary did to believe.
We can choose faith over fear. We can choose truth over temptation. We can choose righteousness over resistance. We can choose the Savior over self.
Our Emmanuel, our Messiah, our Jesus Christ is praying for us today. He is here with us today and forever.
And today, we can choose to believe like Mary did.
We can have a very Mary Christmas today and every day of the new year.
Luke 1:46-47. And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
written by and copyrighted to Beth Madison, Ph.D., 2021
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