December 16th, 2009
By Janelle Freed, EMU junior from Skippack, Pa.
Read: Luke 1:39-56
“Mary at the time of Jesus’ Immaculate Conception was just a teenage girl who was pledged to be married to a man named Joseph. Yet, what God found in favor of Mary was her theology to brave the risks and to stand firm to her spiritually as the time would come to raise such a child.
As Mary states in her song, her soul is lifted up in the glory of the Lord who has stayed true to his promise. His promise remains that those who choose to be his humble servant can be used in such glorious ways.
It is as though Mary’s call for me and you is to remain a humble servant, and through whatever way God chooses to us each of us, all are called to glorify his name above all others.
Although recognizably challenging, being a zealous and humble servant has its rewards. As evident in Jesus life and that of his disciples, those who follow the way of Jesus will be challenged to stand up against the Powers, and may at a point in their life be asked to follow the way of the cross.
May you remain a zealous servant and continue to always be mindful of the promise of God; Blessed are those who believe that the Lord will fulfill the promises he made to all of creation- An Adaption of Luke 1:45.”