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Mary, You Thought

By Quasiblogo, Feb 18, 2020 | |
  1. [After reading Luke 2 and especially pondering verses 34 and 35 (EHV): Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Listen carefully, this child is appointed for the falling and rising of many in Israel and for a sign that is spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” *]

    Mary, you thought you knew your Child
    He, introduced to you, the Virgin girl
    By the Lord's angel as Mercy Mild's **
    Suffering Messiah to an unwelcoming world

    When Jesus grew, you grasped to compile
    Wonderful wisdom, though it hurt growing sure
    That things said about Him would fit the profile
    Spoken that day through Simeon's words

    Mary knew her own suffering as she knew her Child
    More like His Father as He traversed desert and shore
    More like the mission of the Immerser in the wilds ***
    As less of herself, as the Lord's mother, emerged ****

    Glory to God in Heavens above
    On earth, peace to all found in His love
    ____________
    * Also, consider Hebrews 4:12 (EHV): For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It penetrates even to the point of dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow, even being able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.
    **
    "Mercy Mild", from the lyrics of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" ~ https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/hillsonglive/harktheheraldangelssing528106.html
    *** "Immerser", i.e., John the Baptist (John 1)
    **** John 3:30 (EHV): He must increase, but I must decrease. This directly refers to John the Baptist, but the mperative here is applicable to all followers of Messiah Jesus.

    Evangelical Heritage Version copyright permission: Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) - Version Information - BibleGateway.com

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