“For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed” (Luke 1:48b, ESV).
How Mary responded to the news of carrying Christ changed the world for generations to come! It must have been an overwhelming thought that she would birth the Savior of the world. Can you even imagine that? We look at Mary and wonder how she kept it all together. Do you think she ever wondered if she would blow it and do something that would completely change the outcome? Mary was human, so my guess is that she had a few of the same thoughts that you and I would have.
What you and I do can also bless or curse the generations to come. How we respond to the family member who is out-of-order sets a pace for everyone nearby. If we are frustrated with someone or with a situation, how we act can make an incredible difference. When we think back on things, sometimes we remember a comment for years. It can change us forever. When we pray and are ready for the season (and the day), it changes us and in turn, changes others. This Christmas, let's look for ways we can bless other generations.
Let's comment together to bless someone with the love of Jesus. Tis the reason for the season! Have a "Mary" Christmas!