Thursday, December 16, 2010


“And 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 1:46-48a, ESV).

It's Christmas, rejoice! It is easy to say it. During church worship or during those awesome one-on-one times with the Lord, it is where we would just like to camp out and stay. Rejoicing is what Mary says that she is doing! She is rejoicing that God is her Savior and that He has chosen her. There are so many things to rejoice about and so many ways to show joy.

Rejoicing is a state of joyfulness. It is holding or possessing joy. To rejoice in the Lord is to delight in Him. We delight in who He is, in what He has done, and what He is going to do. Mary rejoiced in what the angel had said and she believed it would be accomplished. "And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord" (Luke 1:45, ESV).

Let's be like Mary. Put away the worries of the season and focus on the joy of Christ. He came to show us how to live, and how to die. He came that we could have life! When we believe in Christ, turn from our sins (repent), and trust in Him, we can know that He will help us live each day. We also know that we can spend eternity with God in heaven. That is something to rejoice about!

This Christmas, let's be like Mary. Rejoice, no matter what the situation! We have much to rejoice about! Have a "Mary" Christmas!