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And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy is his name. (Luke 1:46-49)

As we celebrate the mothers in our lives this month, there is no greater mother that we can learn from in Scripture than Mary, the mother of Jesus. Today, let’s look at Mary’s story and pick out three distinct lessons we can learn from Mary’s life. If you are a mother, I pray you will pay extra close attention to Mary’s story. This should give you the desire to emulate her example in the way she led her children and followed the Lord.

First, when God offers validation of His Word, you must investigate it. When the angel spoke to Mary, she ran to validate the angel’s Word. We should do the same. If you don’t have a personal faith based upon conviction from the Word of God, you can’t pass it along to your children. Your children need to go through the same process, to discover that God’s Word is always true and does not depend upon cultural acceptance.

Second, you must be one who praises God. Luke 1:46-55 is a collection of Mary’s praising statements to the Father. She fully describes the greatness and faithfulness of God. That’s the kind of woman God trusted His Son to, one who knew how to practice praise. If you want to be a mother like Mary, set an example for your children and others around you of someone who praises the Lord.

Finally, you must stay close to other believers. Our story today closes with Luke 1:56, which says, Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. Why is this verse here? I think this verse was included to remind us how we need to be in fellowship with other believers. You have heard me say, “It takes three things to live the Christian life: Prayer, Bible Study and Fellowship with other Christians.” If it was true for Mary, it is true for us. We must learn to prioritize staying close to others and spending time with other believers.

5 Comments

  1. Kelly on May 9, 2021 at 5:30 am

    I try but it gets hard to make a connection

  2. Carol J Stueve on May 9, 2021 at 6:51 am

    I Love your messages and the Scriptures you send God Bless

  3. Millie on May 9, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Kelly, I think this is true because of the age of technology changing the human experience. People communicate more with media sources including their cell phones then with conversation/human contact… Also the pandemic has caused a panic for gatherings. God is greater though-and I too need to get up and out to make that happen.

  4. James W Howell on May 9, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Sometimes it is very difficult to get with other believers in person. I know that the LORD will make his Will possible. PRAISE THE LORD ! Happy Mother’s Day…

  5. Donna Royal on May 10, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Time together has been a struggle, however, I find more time in His word and reflecting on Him and not myself. I trust in Him and His faithfulness and thankful in all that He given me.

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