Why Have You Done This to Us?
The life we imagine with Christ is often very different from the reality of our lives lived with Christ. Have you ever journeyed with Jesus from “I am the Lord’s servant” and “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior” to “Why?” That’s OK. Ask the honest questions. Listen for the answers. Jesus is truth. Continue to walk with him. Jesus is present. Jesus will not leave you. He will continue to journey with you.
Anna spoke about the child Jesus. We have been called to do the same. Speak about Jesus. I’m afraid we often over complicate this commission.
My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior
At times, when Jesus enters our life, we find ourselves shaken, uncertain of the implications of His presence in and purpose for us. This is not, in most instances, the best time to be alone. We are created for community. In times of uncertainty and confusion, we benefit from godly counsel and trusted friends.
The Lord Has Done This for Me
Little did she know that the Lord had more for her than she could have ever asked or imagined… Scripture records her words of gratitude and praise: “The Lord has done this for me. In these days, he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.” (Luke 1:25)
The gospel was already making an impact! Healing. Life-giving. Affirming. Praise-inducing. Personal.