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Discover the Book - May 22, 2008

  • 2008 May 22

What Made Mary Great?


Mary was sought out by God (Luke 1:26-28)
She joined so many others Adam and Eve in the Garden, Noah in the Pre-Flood world, Abram in Ur, Saul on the road to Damascus . . . God is in the people seeking business.

Mary was humble
(Luke 1:29)
No airs, no pride, just a humble troubled heart that anyone would even say such a thing. She knew her own heart, certainly God would too!

Mary partook of God's Grace
  (Luke 1:30 lit. 'discovered grace of God ')

She was Saved by God. Mary joined the countless multitude who are heirs of life eternal by God's grace. Her study of the Word led her to the open arms of "God my Savior".

Mary had an incredible ministry opportunity (Luke 1:31-33)
To produce within her body tiny hands that would some day touch lepers with a healing touch, to form a mouth within her womb that would speak the very Word of God, to feel the kick of feet that would walk the roads of Israel and spread the Gospel. What an incredible ministry opportunity.

  • But wait, not to lessen her calling, but isn't that the opportunity all moms have?
  • To teach those tiny little ones that the greatest joy in all the world is to be touched by Jesus and be healed from the dreaded leprosy of sin? And to use their mouth share the power of the gospel with any who will listen. Can't we all do that and share in Mary's great opportunity?
  • And as a mother we can start their feet toward serving the Lord in many ways? Yes, what an opportunity we share. That is why Paul said in I Timothy 2 that women equal (are saved from second rate ministry) the men in church teaching and leading ministry - mothers bear and raise the teachers and leaders!

So there is a mom to model. We can all learn from the mother God picked to raise His Son!



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