Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.
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.
His mercy flows in wave after wave
on those who are in awe before him.
He bared his arm and showed his strength,
scattered the bluffing braggarts.
He 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.
He embraced his chosen child, Israel;
he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high.
It’s exactly what he promised,
beginning with Abraham and right up to now.
~ Luke 1:46-55
Mary did not do so many things. She did not hide in shame, she did not go “away” to avoid the neighbors talk. She did not sing “poor me.”
She stood in the grace of God and chose joy, chose courage, chose to step into her blessing. A blessing that changes the world even today.
Do you have the courage to stand in all that you have been given? The blessings of silver that line your cloud? Do you know the love poured out for you? Step on out, make even yourself proud.
Lord, give me the courage to stand in the silver blessing, spun from the wealth of your storehouse. Let me drop the security blanket of fear that I so stubbornly cling to, and walk out into your light.
Because of Him,