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Luke 1:38

Hello Friends,

Recently I stumbled upon a Twitter post that really made me think. I forget who posted it, and even if it I could remember or find the origin of the quote, I highly doubt it was “original” to that person. Here’s what it roughly said:

“If you’re too big to do something little you’re actually too little to do something big.”

This makes me ponder on Mary and Joseph.

It’s wild to think that a 14 or 15 year old girl would have the Son of God in her womb. Mary is a perfect example of how God gives common people an uncommon purpose…if we are available.

Little Mary.  Big God.

Mary didn’t think she was “too big,” instead, she declared in Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant.” She goes on in vs. 46 to sing this song (called her Magnificat)…

“My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.”

Little Mary. Big God.  Or put a bit differently:  Humble Mary. Glorified God.

Loved ones, are their areas of your life that need to be humbled before the Lord? Perhaps you feel like you’re “too big to do something little.” Maybe that little thing is helping a homeless person, holding a baby in the nursery, praying with your spouse, and putting your phone down long enough to listen to a friend.

I really believe God wants to do big things in and through us.

Who will be the next Mary and Joseph?

You?

Blessings,

John

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