Worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+... worthy is the LAMB+ that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing! Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto HIM that sitteth on the throne and unto The LAMB+ for ever and ever. Amen.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Mary, did you know.... ?
ADVENT MEDITATIONS 2012
~ ~ ~ The All-Encompassing GOD ~ ~ ~
34 Then said Mariam unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
Poor Girl! She had been with no man carnally... yet she was expected to believe that she would become with child... and bear the scorn and rejection designated for the impure.
Bitterness and grief --- at least socially and perhaps even within the immediate family circle --- was to be young Mariam's bitter portion. She knew she was innocent, but even her betrothed, Joseph, her closest friend, thought she had played the harlot.
Poor, sad, lonely girl with not a friend in the world!
O GOD of all mercies, Who+ looketh upon Thy+ children with compassion for their infirmities and weaknesses, help me to do the same.
More love to THEE+ , O CHRIST, is my need today. Then, when I love THEE+ more, I will have more love towards those enslaved by weaknesses, bitterness, grief and fear.
O HOLY CHILD JESUS, I thank THEE+ for embracing the souls of men who are filled with weakness, bitterness, grief, and fear... just like me. For, all those --- any of those --- who come to THEE+, O SAVIOR of mankind, THOU+ wilt not turn away.