We need to remember the hope, the promises and comfort this season brings!
Here is a Bible commentary from Biblegateway.com on Mary’s Song of Praise to God: “Loyal love is the hymn’s basic theme, and God’s treatment of Mary is but one example. His divine loyalty requires his action on behalf of the beloved. Those who stand in opposition will face God’s power and authority to bring down. So God will deal with the proud. His arm will be raised against them (Deut 4:34; Ps 44:3; 89:13; 118:15). The promise of God’s judgment here recalls the exodus, when God exercised his power in total judgment (Ex 6:1, 6; Deut 3:24; 7:19). Whatever earthly authority exists, it is nothing before the mighty, decisive exercise of divine authority. He has brought down rulers (Ps 68:1; 89:10) but has lifted up the humble (1 Sam 2:7; Ps 147:6). He has filled the hungry with good things (1 Sam 2:5; Ps 107:9; 146:7) but has sent the rich away empty (1 Sam 2:5; Job 15:29; Jer 17:11). Here is God working on behalf of the pious downtrodden, a group the Old Testament called the ‘anauim (Ps 9:11-12, 17-20; 10:1-4; 12:1-5; 18:25-29).”
Let’s hope it’s a good one
The incoming administration will do well to remember this…
One common theme: God exalted the humble and made low the proud.
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Climate of the Times : History: Scholars say Mary and Joseph
lived in an oppressive society in which they were heavily taxed.
Day 1…Merry Christmas!
and Prince of Peace. May you have peace, comfort and joy.