For Hs that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is His name. And His mercy is on them that fear His from generation to generation.
The Holy One; the Mighty God; the Everlasting Father, has done great things to ME. The sublime Creator saw all He fashioned and made and behold it was very good, and yet the federal head fell. And ugly, cancerous sin infected creations beauty.. and it infected me – and it infected you too. No wonder the lowly handmaiden of the Lord rejoiced with thanksgiving. No wonder little Mary began to sing of His wondrous deeds. No wonder the words that dropped from her lips contained such beauty and praise.
It seems beyond mortal credibility that the great God of the universe cares. It is past understanding that the Almighty should care for one person – one who has so often grieved His heart and quenched His Spirit. It beggars belief that the eternal One should seek out and love one person – one among the billions of mortal souls.. one so unworthy.. one so besotted with sin.. one floundering in the polluted sea of humanity. Yet Mary recognised this astonishing fact, and the Holy Spirit made sure it was recorded in the Word of God. And this truth is as true for you and for me.. as it was true for her.
And the God-breathed Word cannot lie, for He is Light and He is Life and He is Truth: “and He that is mighty hath done to me great things, and Holy is His name,” Luke 1:49. Can you say with Mary, “He that is mighty hath done great things to ME:… or are you wallowing in your own guilt and shame? Can you accept His Word.. or are you unable to accept His Truth? Can you proclaim the wondrous things that the Lord has done for you.. or are you racked by past actions and attitudes, that sear your soul with self-condemnation?
Can you acknowledge that His mercy is on them that fear him? Can you comprehend that His mercy is on you.. whatever betides? Oh indeed, His mercy and His grace combine to make you part of that most privileged body in the history of the world. The Body of Christ.. and He is the Head of that Body. The Church of God – the Bride of the Son Most High. Reflect on the enormity of the following and recognise the immensity of the following. Accept the staggering truth contained within the following astonishing verses. "The eyes of your understanding are being enlightened; that ye may know what is the Hope of His calling, and what are the Riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints" (and that includes you – beloved child of God), "according to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places". Ephesians 1:18-20
Reflect, recognise, and fully accept this fact - "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. And hath put ALL things under His feet. And has given Him to be the Head over ALL things – TO THE CHURCH” (that includes you), “which is His Body", (that includes you) – "the fullness of Him that fills all in all". Ephesians 1:21-23
May the Holy Spirit of TRUTH unfold these things more fully and more powerfully to ALL of our hearts, so that we may have a deeper sense of the conduct and character which are worthy of the high vocation to which we are called – and that includes YOU!
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