Learning from Mary, the Mother of Jesus

As Protestants we don’t often talk about Mary. We are more likely to simply explain the role we do not ascribe to her. Yet, I am reminded this week of what I want to learn from her.

She understood that her being chosen was all grace. He spirit rejoiced in God her Savior, even though her life had become one of confusion. She declares in her song from Luke 2 that this mercy that she is experiencing extends to those who fear him in generations to come. I want to apply these lessons to my life today.

Is it too much to bask in the favor of being chosen by God to live an incarnational life today?

I welcome your thoughts.

A partial quote of her song from Luke 2 is printed below.

My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
 of the humble state of his servant. from now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
 holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him from generation to generation.

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