The Holidays are upon us! I hope you are taking time this December to make meaningful memories with your loved ones. Practicing gratitude is a way to bring us back to our best selves. Here is Mary's gratitude--she sang a song of gratefulness when she learned she would bear a son.
This is from Luke 1:46-55, from The Message translation:
46-55 And Mary said,
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.
God's mercy flows in wave after wave
on those who are in awe before God.
God bared God's arm and showed strength,
scattered the bluffing braggarts.
God 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.
God embraced a chosen child, Israel;
God remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high.
It’s exactly what was promised,
beginning with Abraham and right up to now.
I hope that your holiday season is as blessed as Mary was on the very first Christmas! May you experience joy, faith, hope and love this season.