On this week’s Advent podcast:

Mary knew the score. She knew she’d be suspected of adultery, heresy, even mental illness; she knew she’d likely lose her Joseph over the whole ordeal; her parents might never trust her for anything ever again; her family might disown her; she knew she would suffer social indignity, shame and stigma; her rabbi would excommunicate her.

She knew.

And she still said “amen, Lord.”

If young Mary’s life teaches anything, it schools us with the truth that favor is often accompanied by challenge. It requires a submissive response, a costly sacrifice, an abiding amen…

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Luke 1:38, JBP
"I belong to the Lord, body and soul," replied Mary, "let it happen as you say." And at this the angel left her.

Running Time: 19m, 31s

Post Author: Pasturescott

2 Replies to “Sunday Podcast: Advent Meditation #3: Mary, An ‘Amen’ Heart”

  1. Pasture Scott,
    You can not even imagine how timely this message for for me today!! Not yesterday or tomorrow but TODAY! God’s timing never ceases to amaze me and His use of gifted servants like you to feed hungry daughters like me causes one to stand in awe and well, just overflow in worship. Pray that the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart greatly please him TODAY!! AMEN

    1. How honored and blessed I am, Kelly! And how kind is our God to stream the message as He prescribes to your heart, which had a ready amen. You’ve just illustrated the message of the post, daughter of Messiah!


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