Serving Jesus in Our Community

Bible Notes


Luke 1:46-56
46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

Through Jesus, God is bringing about his Kingdom – and what an upside-down kingdom it is! Here those that are celebrated are the humble, the hungry and servant-hearted, the complete opposite of those that get the limelight in our world. In Jesus, God is also keeping his promises to Abraham’s descendants.

Thank you Father that through Jesus, we are included in Abraham’s descendants. Spirit, help us to learn and adopt the upside-down values of the Kingdom.

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