A Prayer for Us to Consider the Lord Will Do What He Says – Your Every day Prayer
A Prayer for Us to Consider the Lord Will Do What He Says
By Maggie Meadows Cooper
“You’re blessed since you believed that the Lord would do what He mentioned.” – Luke 2:45
Annually because the Christmas season will get nearer, my coronary heart fills with pleasure over celebrating Jesus with household and associates. The decorations, the events, the items…all of them occupy my thoughts and time. However as Christmas Day approaches, my ideas normally flip to Mary. All she endured on that lengthy trek to Bethlehem. Giving delivery in a barn surrounded by unsettling sounds and smells. Her worries and fears for her new child son. However most of all, I’m wondering, why her?
To most individuals hundreds of years in the past, Mary was simply an bizarre lady residing an bizarre life. Till one evening when every thing modified. An angel of the Lord instructed her that she could be carrying a child…and never simply any child…the Savior of the world. When the angel left Mary, she hurried to see her relative Elizabeth, who acknowledged that Mary could be the mom of the Messiah. Her child (John the Baptist) jumped in her womb on the sound of Mary’s voice! After which, in Luke 2:45, Elizabeth mentioned, “You’re blessed since you believed that the Lord would do what He mentioned.”
It is so easy and but so profound, all on the similar time. Mary was chosen as a result of she believed the Lord would do what He mentioned. Not just for these 9 months. Or for that one miraculous evening in Bethlehem. The Lord had to decide on a coronary heart who believed He would do what He mentioned…for all times.
On each sleepless evening, as she cradled that child boy to the coaching and exhausting days of toddlerhood. From the childhood days of mischievous play and video games to the hectic years of life with a teen. As she watched her grown son acquire independence as a younger grownup educating others, after which as she stood on the foot of the cross her valuable son died on. Mary’s story was not simply on that evening in Bethlehem, and I feel we too usually overlook that.
She lived on daily basis as a spouse and mama of a number of youngsters. She cooked and cleaned on days that had been lengthy and exhausting. However on high of that, she held in her coronary heart the moments she “treasured” and “contemplated” about Jesus that will need to have introduced her stressed nights. We all know from her track that she knew scriptures and tales of God’s faithfulness handed down by generations, that she more than likely knew the prophecies, and due to this fact knew that Jesus was part of that story.
Early on, when Mary and Joseph took child Jesus to the temple, a person named Simeon blessed them and mentioned to Mary, “This baby is destined to trigger many in Israel to fall, however He can be a pleasure to many others. He has been despatched as an indication from God, however many will oppose Him. Consequently, the deepest ideas of many hearts can be revealed. And a sword will pierce your very soul.”
Now, if that wouldn’t burden a mama, I don’t know what else would. However Mary … I’ve to assume that she believed God had a plan. An excellent plan, despite dangerous circumstances, despite scary issues, and despite what she may see in these final days. It might be exhausting to assume that Mary by no means feared or tossed and turned at instances. However I don’t consider she ever doubted that God would do what He mentioned. And so she was the one.
Jesus liked his mama…a few of His final phrases had been entrusting her to John’s care. And attempting to think about that scene, my coronary heart is torn aside. It was our Prince of Peace hanging on that cross, but it surely was additionally a son and His mama. Whereas she knew He was the Savior, He was additionally her child…that very same child we have fun this Christmas. And she or he believed He would do what He mentioned. Could all of us have a coronary heart like Mary’s this Christmas season and on daily basis after.
Thanks for Mary and her coronary heart that believed when so many others wouldn’t. So usually, it appears my prayer turns into, “I consider; assist my unbelief.” However I lengthy to have a coronary heart like Mary’s. Assist me consider that you’ll do what you say, not only for this hour, or this present day, or this week, however for all times.
In Your Mighty Identify, Jesus, Amen
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Maggie Meadows Cooper is a spouse, mother, educator, writer, and blogger with a eager for ladies to develop a coronary heart for Jesus and others. She is the writer of the kids’s e book “Bumper” and blogs at The Little Moments about what the Lord is educating her by her youngsters and on a regular basis life. She contributes to Blogs by Christian Ladies, Devotional Diva, She Disciples, and Connecting Ministries. An educator with an M.Ed. in Early Childhood Schooling from Auburn College (Struggle Eagle!), she has twenty years of expertise working with younger youngsters. She loves all issues chocolate, actual Coca-Cola, and lives together with her husband, three youngsters, and two rambunctious canines in Opelika, Alabama.
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