In some Christian circles, we try to portray the image that Christ is for the powerful, the smart intellects, and the rich. We learn from Mary that it is not the strong, the proud, or the rich who think they don’t need God. Rather, it is the humble in heart, those who hunger for God’s righteousness who will receive God’s promise, an everlasting covenant, given to you. We’re not talking about a physical strength, or monetary riches. Our need is a spiritual one.
In Mary’s song in Luke 1, she praises and testifies of the Lord’s work in these wonderful words:
“51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts. 52 He has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and sent the rich away empty. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 according to the promise he made to our ancestors, to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”
As we continue into this season of Advent and Christmas, God invites you come to him, humble and thirsty for his righteousness given to us in Christ Jesus. Merry Christmas! and may you be blessed as you trust in the Lord who came to give you God’s salvation. To God be all praise, glory and honor. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.