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Friday, August 3, 2012
Consider: Attitude RJD # 19
Sometimes, I have a
lousy attitude. Several factors can contribute in my way of presenting myself,
if I’m in pain, whether I have gotten enough sleep, or if I feel pressed for
time. Let’s look at how Mary looked at her circumstance after she was told she
would bear the Son of God.
Luke 1:46-55 Mary’s Song
Mary could have grumbled and complained about what
had befallen her; but, instead, she chose to glorify God. She had the right to
say, “No!” but she accepted her role in God’s Will for His people. When Mary
went to see Elizabeth, the older relative told Mary that she, Mary, is blessed
among women and also the child inside her is blessed. Even the child Elizabeth
carried recognized the significance of Mary and the unborn Child.
We all deal with attitudes, some not so nice. But we need
to focus on Mary’s for a bit. She glorified God although the external
circumstances would bring shame to her, her parents, to Joseph, her fiancé, and
to his parents.
sometimes forget to look at God’s attributes when things seem to go against me.
I need to do better about this.