Break Forth Into Song

This upcoming Sunday at Grace UMC, the chancel choir will lead us in worship with their annual cantata. We look forward to this time of song and remember that throughout history God has spoken in music. In song there is joy. In music there is comfort. The first chapter of Luke's gospel contains two songs, as well as conversations with angels. One of these songs comes from the heart of Mary, the mother with a servant's heart and the servant with a mother's heart. If she is able to sing amid the fear and uncertainty of her world, how much more should we sing through the darkness and the light? Take time today to pause with these verses. Perhaps you will read a few words and meditate on them. Hold them in your heart. Ponder them. And invite the Holy Spirit to strengthen you with the life and light they bring.

46 And Mary said:
“ My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me,
And holy is His name.
50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich He has sent away empty.
54 He has helped His servant Israel,
In remembrance of His mercy,
55 As He spoke to our fathers,
To Abraham and to his seed forever.”

Luke 1:46-55, New King James Version

grace, peace, joy, SONG, and all good things to each of you--
Pastor Darian