Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Like Mary

Dec 25 2007


It's early Christmas morning, six a.m. and I sit and listen to the quiet of this blessed morning. Outside the window, snow droplets continue to fall as they've done most of the night. The landscape has donned a white coverlet. An answer to a small prayer. A smile automatically spreads my lips each time I glance out the window.

On my lap sits my Bible opened to the chapter of Luke. What else on this morning? But Luke 2 is not what captures my heart today, instead Luke 1:45 jumps from the page and wrestles me in. Makes me read it again and again.

"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" (Luke 1:45 NIV)

On these words, it's my turn to ponder and hold them in my heart. Not only did Mary have to hear the Angel of the Lord, she had to believe the message. Believe that what God said would truly come to pass.
What incredible faith.
Unwavering faith when all logic and reason of her circumstances would push her to say, "No, this can't be true. It's not possible." But not Mary she simply said, "I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as you have said." She really believed that with God all things were possible.

This year—.

I want to hear clearer.

I want to believe deeper.

I want to be more…

Like Mary.

2 comments:

Mary said...

Dear sweet friend, I too yearn for a closer relationship to Him. To love Him more. I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you for posting. It's a good way to keep in touch. I'll try and do better with mine. :-)

Love Ya!
Mary
Mary Bell Foster

Marian Merritt said...

Mary,

Thanks for reading and posting! I enjoy keeping in touch with my long-distance friends this way.

Many blessings in 2008!