Advent | Humility of Mary

Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. -Luke 1:46-48 ESV

Mary is an unwed mother. It is unclear whether Joseph has accepted her condition at this point in time. She takes off for an extended visit with her older cousin Elizabeth. Times are very difficult for this amazing young girl. Yet listen to what she says as she speaks of magnifying and rejoicing in God. It speaks deeply to me of the humility of this precious saint. Mary paints an image for all time of what humility actually looks like. Would that we might all respond to the voice of God with such humility. I pray that my heart would be open to the workings of God. I ask to be humble like the Virgin Mary.

... this devotion is part of an ongoing Advent series.

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