Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of December 20, 2009
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As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. We hope you will be blessed.
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More about Mary
Mary, in her hymn of praise to God after learning
she is pregnant with the coming Messiah, says "for
the Mighty One has done great things for me, and
holy is his name. God�s mercy is for those who
fear God from generation to generation."
Mary was a remarkable teenager. She understood
God's holiness and might. God was her awesome
God! This youthful woman of faith has something
else to teach us. She understood God is merciful
and personal. God sees us. God does great
things for us as we worship.
Mary's words offer us insight into her personal
life of faith. She had no idea of what was ahead,
but she knew God was in control and held her future.
This humble, poverty stricken woman offers us her
experience in God. God had done great things in
her life. She was willing to do the humanly
impossible for God.
Perhaps for Christmas, we could follow her example
of praise and worship. Her testimony can be ours.
God is willing and eager to do great things in our
lives. Praising God is a good way to begin.
Through praise, we experience the tender mercies
of God in everyday life. Mary knew that God's
mercies are new every morning. God would provide
everything she would need. Great is God's
Holy, merciful, mighty, and deeply personal God,
do great things for us too!
Grace and peace,
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