Saturday, December 10, 2016

Advent Day 10

"The blessing of Mary, through the gestation and delivery of Jesus, remains one of the most controversial miracles ever recorded. Never before, and never since, has there ever been another immaculate conception. Of all people from the beginning of time, God chose this one young woman, and no one else, for the birth that would change the entire world, forever. And here, in this passage [Luke 1:46-55], Mary recognizes the magnitude of what God has done, and she worships. She calls out the good faithfulness of God, reciting the mighty movement of His actions throughout history. She tells us that for those who fear Him, His mercy will stand, from generation, to generation (Luke 1:50). In other words, God has already chosen and will continue to choose us, again and again. He chose us first in Eden, in Egypt, in the wilderness, in Israel, in Gethsemane, and on the cross. He chooses us now, in Advent and all of the church seasons that come in between and after. 
Through Mary, God chose us, all these generations later. Out of her obedience and willingness, the miracle we long for has already come to us. Jesus. Immanuel. We are already filled with the only thing that can meet our every need."
~Kris Camealy, p48-49

Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting by Kris Camealy. Available at Amazon.
Come, Lord Jesus Advent Book Club at Creative and Free.
Visit my church's website where we are offering a weekly Advent theme devotion and resources on our blog: Grace Church 

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