Soaring Above the Current
“and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke 1:47-49 (ESV)
Out for a walk on a breezy afternoon, my eyes are drawn upward to a flock of birds catching a wind current and enjoying effortless gliding. On a backdrop of blue, I can almost sense the freedom they are experiencing in this moment.
As Christians, we often forget the liberating sensation that comes from living a life with Jesus Christ as our Savior. Instead of allowing God to gently lift us up and propel us forward, we feel like we struggle daily, flying head-on into high velocity winds.
In Luke chapter one, Mary rejoices and praises God even though her current circumstances were anything but easy. In fact, this unexpected assignment would cause her and her husband Joseph great difficulty and turmoil. Mary chooses to look beyond the situation and focus on the blessing – not only the blessing she would soon hold in her arms while resting on a bed of hay in a small stable, but also the blessing that would one day provide the way of salvation for generations to come.
Mary’s song in the book of Luke inspires us to rejoice in God’s goodness, even when daunted by the path ahead. When faced with a seemingly insurmountable task, we can change perspective and position ourselves above the current. Then, by spreading our wings wide, we allow the mighty hand of God to guide us forward.
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