Pretty much every time I read Mary's song of praise (Luke 1:46-55), I'm impressed and amazed with Mary's beautiful heart and attitude (and I do mean BEAUTIFUL). Her situation was downright scary. After all she was pregnant and not married in Bible times! Yes, she knew the prophecy about the Messiah and after her visit from Gabriel she knew she was a huge part of that…even so, in my mind, not knowing the details of how things were going to happen or play out had to be a little unsettling. So what do we see from Mary? Absolute praise, absolute thanksgiving for God selecting her to be part of His plan and, most importantly, absolute confidence in God.
Oh to be like Mary! So let's talk about that. When the unexpected hits or our plans don't play out quite like we'd like, how can we respond like Mary? What are some things you do to keep your focus on God when the going gets rough? Tami W.
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