December 13, 2019
Scripture: Luke 1:52-53
He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty.
Thought for the Day: “He has…” is in the past. The Lord has brought down the powerful and sent away the rich empty. The Lord has lifted up the lowly and filled the hungry with good things. In glancing around, I am challenged to find where God has done such things, at least on a large scale. This again is part of Mary’s Song, and can’t you imagine Mary pondering the history of her faith and the stories of the Lord working to bring about such things, including the story of the Exodus and the people’s liberation from Exile. At the same time, simply speaking of what the Lord has done does not limit what God is doing and what God will do. If God is the same yesterday, today and forever, then wouldn’t it make sense that God is still doing what it is that God has done? Like every moment in history, the question must then be asked: If this is what God is doing, am I aligning myself with God so that the ways of God are made visible in my life? As Jesus grew, he would fully align himself with this vision. Is the church?
Prayer: Continue to cast your vision, O Lord, that I might be so compelled as to make it my greatest desire. Amen.
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