Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Advent 30 Day Retreat: First Week: Day 2

Read the Word of God with a prayerful heart.
By Lyn Churchyard

Mary’s Song of Praise 
‘Oh how my soul praises the LORD.
How my spirit praises the God of my salvation!'

When Mary first heard the news given to her by the angel Gabriel that she was to give birth to the Saviour of the world, and sang her song of praise to God, her words echo those of Hannah when told she would have a child.

But unlike Hannah, Mary had no idea of what lay ahead, or the implications of the birth of that baby.

The following YouTube clip Mary Did You Know? is one of my very favourite Christmas songs, and I think it says it all. Close your eyes and listen to the depth of meaning in the words.