Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Advent Meditation # 17

My soul doth MAGNIFY The LORD...



And Mariam said,
My soul doth
MAGNIFY The LORD...
Luke 1:46

Mariam's response to Elisabeth's blessing was to ENLARGE
upon the GLORY of The LORD,
her LORD,
within her young soul.

Her heart and mind were over-flowing like Elisabeth's with laud and praise of 
Glory to GOD in the Highest !
She could hold no more; her cup was running over. Praised POURED out of her very being.  Praises to GOD MOST HIGH. 

We know some of the martyrs did too.
Stephen, the first martyr,
magnified The LORD
even as his murderers
gnashed upon him with their teeth. 

"But Stephen, being full of the HOLY SPIRIT, looked up steadfastly into Heaven,
and saw the glory of GOD,
and JESUS standing
on the right hand of GOD, and said,

BEHOLD, I see The Heavens opened,
and the SON+ of Man
standing on the right hand of GOD ! "  
Acts 7:55-56

MEDITATION

O FATHER GOD, SAVIOR of all Christian martyrs and faithful and true confessors,
I thank THEE for sending
Thy blessed HOLY SPIRIT
to fill the very souls of Thy+ children
with praise. 

We take no glory unto ourselves, O LORD.
Our goodness is nothing apart from THEE+.
We laud and magnify Thy+ HOLY Name, evermore praising THEE+ and saying: 

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY,   
LORD GOD of HOSTS, 
Heaven and earth
are full of Thy+ Glory! 

Glory be to THEE+ O LORD MOST HIGH. 

Blessed is HE+ that cometh
in the Name of The LORD. 

HOSANNA
IN THE HIGHEST! 

AMEN.  

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