I joined a camp for youth community in my church and at the second day, I did my morning devotion. Actually there was a guide for the morning devotion but I didn’t take it because I didn’t know XD! So, I ended up reading a different passage than it should be.
I was quite shock when I first read it because even though it’s about Mary and it seems common to hear passages from Luke (like in preaches or cell groups sharing), I’ve never heard this passage been exposed before, it’s like reading for the first time for me. I wonder why..
This passage actually gave me such enlightenment. I’ve known that Mary was still so young when she got the good news, but seeing her rejoicing in the passage really amazed me of how she think and feel –it’s not like an ordinary girl would think-.
First, I could see how happy and humble she was and how she lifted God up so high!
46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me-
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
Then, I could see how the virgin really cared for others
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
I couldn’t stop thinking how Mary could see this in a very young age. It’s not like what people would think, it’s not like what I would think XD, but honestly.. it really amazed me and made me realize that it is true! Mary has seen it! The core of salvation! Like what happened to Israel:
54 he has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
Getting this much at the morning devotion, I couldn’t stop rejoicing God! And I think again what have I done all this time. Being from a well-off family and surroundings, did I see others below me below me?
What were my reactions when I meet them?
What did I think about them?
I changed my perspective and also made a commitment about how I will react in my future life.