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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, December 17

Updated: Dec 18, 2020


1Samuel 2:1-10

Luke 1:46-55


Luke 1:48-49 ...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.

We have been talking a lot about Mary in our Advent study group. One of the recurring questions is, how much did Mary understand about what was happening to her and about who Jesus was and what would happen to him? These lines of scripture are interesting when read in that context. Mary knows she is being blessed beyond measure. But she also knows this blessing will be remembered for “all generations“. This brings me closer again to the reverence of Mary practiced in the Catholic Church. Mary may have been an ordinary peasant girl before she was visited by the angel, but she was never ordinary after that.

Holy One, you chose Mary to bear your son. She was your holy choice. Help me, God, to understand more fully what I can learn from her. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Dec 17, 2020

20201217 Thursday, Daily Devotion - 1 Samuel 2:1-10 & Luke 1:46-55


Mary praises the Lord for what God had done for her. But what God had done for her was not just for her but for generations to generations to forever. “For He made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and His children forever.”(Luke 1:55). All the promises to her are given to all of us as the Israelite in the 21st century.

  • He will take notice of His lowly servant as He did for her (v.48).

  • He will do great things for us as He did for her (v.49).

  • He will exalt the humble as He did for her (v.52).

Lord, I look forward to observing and experiencing…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Dec 17, 2020

1 Samuel 2:1-10

Hannah praised God for his answer to her prayer for a son. This song is beautiful. she expresses her confidence in God, and her thankfulness for everything he has done. Like Hannah, Mary the mother of Jesus, glorified God in song, for what he was going to do for the world through her. Like Hannah and Mary I should be confident of God’s ultimate control over the events in my life. I want to be thankful for the many ways God has blessed me. By Praising God for the good gifts , I acknowledge his ultimate care and concern over every part of my life. Because we live in a world where evils abounds w…

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Barbara
Barbara
Dec 17, 2020

1 Samuel 2: 1-10, Luke 1: 46-55


Luke 1: 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior


In these words Mary is worshipping God with her whole heart and mind. She understands that God has done great things with her and that she will be blessed forever. Mary knew the true meaning of worship. How do I worship? Do I thank God for all he has given and done for me, or am I always asking for something. I have to work on learning to worship God better and thanking him instead of always wanting something from him.


Dearest Lord you have given me so very much. This second chance…

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Tom
Tom
Dec 17, 2020

1 Samuel 2:1-10


Reading Hannah’s song with Mary’s Magnificat so fresh in our minds is startling. In Judaism the song of Hannah is regarded as the prime role model for how to pray, and is read on the first day of Rosh Hashanah. Some scholars believe that Luke used the song of Hannah for the basis of the Magnificat. In our Advent study have often talked about Mary telling her story to Luke, what that must have been like and how Luke chose to edit what he was told. We often model our speech and behavior on important or sentinel events or experiences in our past and for the most part this is a good thing. It honors a worthy…


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