Friday, December 24, 2010

This Christmas Eve...

My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.

 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.

He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.

Luke 1:46:55

I find myself feeling the same way I imagine Mary felt when she first spoke these words.  In many ways this passage says exactly what I'd like to say as the year comes to an end and we celebrate the birth of our Savior!  God has been so good to my family, and I'm so thankful for his constant protection and provision.  Only He knows exactly what each year will bring, and this one has had its fill of surprises for sure. ;-)  Needless to say, He is faithful and has sustained us through it all. 


Blessed be the Lord, God of heaven and earth, who has done great things for me!
Holy is his name.


Lindsay said...

What a beautiful post! Merry Christmas, Taylor!! I hope you and your family have a blessed day tomorrow. :-)

~ Love & Hugs,
Lindsay <3

Child of God said...

These are perfect verses for this time of the year. God Bless you for sharing them.
Merry Christmas and know you, your family and especially your dad are in my prayers often.