Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday morsel: "wave after wave"

Yesterday at church our Family Ministries Director spoke about Mary, the mother of Jesus and how she experienced a "divine interruption."  Afterward I was reading the story of Mary in the Message translation, particularly focusing on Mary's song:  "The Magnificat."  So I thought I'd share that today.

I’m bursting with God-news;
    I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.
God took one good look at me, and look what happened—
    I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!
What God has done for me will never be forgotten,
    the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others.
His mercy flows in wave after wave
    on those who are in awe before him.
He bared his arm and showed his strength,
    scattered the bluffing braggarts.
He knocked tyrants off their high horses,
    pulled victims out of the mud.
The starving poor sat down to a banquet;
    the callous rich were left out in the cold.
He embraced his chosen child, Israel;
    he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high.
It’s exactly what he promised,
    beginning with Abraham and right up to now.
 - Luke 1:46-55, The Message


  1. "... pulled victims out of the mud." Yes he did and yes he does, from centuries past. (Ps 40.) Thanks for the magnificat morsel, Jeannie.

    1. You're welcome, Tim. I love this passage of the Bible, and The Message, as usual, gives it a different twist.


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