Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Two Things about Mary

I couple of Sundays ago, I was at Suncrest UMC in Morgantown to speak about the Foundation.  Rev. Matt Johnson preached using the Luke 1:26-38, 46-56 scripture.  This is the story of Mary - the angel speaking to her, and the Magnificat.  Two things about Mary that I wrote in my bulletin to share with you.
  1. Mary says yes to God, but this couldn't have been an easy yes.  What the angel proposed would have been scandal.  To follow through would mean that she could or would lose the respect of her family and friends, her fiance and the life they would have together, any ability to have the life she would have expected.  And yet she says yes.  Yes to the loss and yes to the scandal.  This was a high-priced decision.
  2. Mary, through-out her life, was a disciple.  We don't often think of her like that, but she was a follower of Christ.  A loyal one who never abandoned him, who followed him to death and beyond.  She was a witness to who he was and what he was to do.  Don't believe it? Read the Magnificat. Sounds like she "got it" more than the 12 did.

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