Mary, the mother of Jesus, expressed some Good News that all of us can receive.
The angel Gabriel had just appeared to her, informing her that she was to become the mother of the Messiah.
She said: “My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour, for He hath regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed” (Luke 1:47, 48).
The Good News that we can accept is that whenever we see and confess that our “estate” is “low,” the dear Lord “regards” it.
In the case of Mary, the Lord wonderfully exalted her to worldwide, permanent honor.
The Lord does not want us to suffer the pain of being in a “low estate.”
He exalted Mary very highly, and although we may not be so highly exalted, yet it is sure that the Lord will “exalt” us in our little sphere and “give [us] the desires of [our] heart[s]” (Psalm 37:4).
The Lord does not desire us to suffer the privations of sickness, ill health, or poverty; and although we may be called to endure such things for a time, yet we are to cherish the hope and trust that the Lord will relieve our plight, and will “exalt” us appropriately in our place.
“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart” (Psalm 37:4).
That’s a BIG promise!
Now let us learn what it means to “delight” ourselves in the Lord.
It’s a happy “safari” before us!
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