Ooops. Missed a day. 🙂 It’s hard to update when you’ve got five girls in your house for the weekend! A sacrifice I am glad to make.
I have a short Advent reflection today. I read the whole Christmas story the other night, in both Matthew and Luke. My favorite part (in the Luke version, chapter 1) is Mary’s Song:
Mary’s Song 46And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55to Abraham and his descendants forever,
even as he said to our fathers.”
I love it because it’s a song of praise and worship. And it makes me think: what is my song? What’s Jamie’s song? Something I feel I should be more mindful of on a more regular basis…