Yesterday was the first day of the third week of Advent. I have so many things on my heart as I meditate on God’s Word and press in to experience His Birth in a fresh new way this Christmas
Yesterday we visited our middle son’s church to hear our 4 year old “G-Girl” sing in the children’s choir. Turned out that she chose to be “silent” for “Silent Night” but we were blessed anyway. The sermon was on…suprise!!!….Advent and the focus was on HUMILITY. Wow! Does that Spiritual Fruit EVER not need to be reconsidered.
We were reminded that the King of Kings came to a small unimpressive town, as a tiny unassuming baby. His example of humility preceded His sovereign embrace of mankind.
I was very touched and stirred by the message and pondered it in my heart all day yesterday and into to today. During my quiet time this morning I read Mary’s “Magnificat” found in Luke 1:46-55
46And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55to Abraham and his descendants forever,
even as he said to our fathers.”