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Glorious Surprises

December 24, 2013

Luke 1: 46  Mary said,

“My soul gives glory to the Lord.
47 My spirit delights in God my Savior.
48 He has taken note of me
even though I am not important.
From now on all people will call me blessed.
49 The Mighty One has done great things for me.
His name is holy.
50 He shows his mercy to those who have respect for him,
from parent to child down through the years.
51 He has done mighty things with his arm.
He has scattered those who are proud in their deepest thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones.
But he has lifted up people who are not important.
53 He has filled those who are hungry with good things.
But he has sent those who are rich away empty.
54 He has helped the people of Israel, who serve him.
He has always remembered to be kind
55 to Abraham and his children down through the years.
He has done it just as he said to our people of long ago.”

Sometimes, God does things in a way that surprises us. This is a song that Mary sings about all the ways that God is surprising her. Read through , slowly, at least three times. Listen for one idea or word that seems to stand out to you.

A simple prayer for today:

God, you have been surprising humans from the very beginning of time. Will you please open our eyes to the ways that you want to surprise us even now?

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