December 10, 2019
Scripture: Luke 1:46-47
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…”
Thought for the Day: The soul of Mary Megaluno the Lord. This is the word we translate as magnify, and it appears a few other places in the New Testament. Paul uses it in his letter to the Philippians where he writes:
It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be put to shame in any way, but that by my speaking with all boldness, Christ will be exalted now as always in my body, whether by life or by death (1:20).
Here, the word is translated as exalted, but it could be translated as magnified. The point for us to appreciate is that Megaluno is not simply Sunday morning worship. Not too many of us here in the United States are putting our lives on the line for worship, but Paul was always in danger. To Megaluno is to express our relationship with the Lord so fully that it is visible in our bodies as we live our daily lives. Jesus doesn’t need worshipers. We need our the ones who need to worship, and it is through our worship that we discover that Jesus needs are lives that will Megaluno the Lord with bold words and bold actions – words and action that might just threaten our way of life…or even our lives.
Prayer: Let my exalting and rejoicing, Mighty God, be seen clearly in who I am and what I do on Sundays and Tuesdays and all the other days of the week. Amen.
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Rev. Bruce Frogge