Mary’s Joy

God Bless You All!

I’m expectant from Your Word
Holy Spirit fill my womb
Your rapture now enfolds me
In the quiet of my room

My soul does magnify the Lord
I rejoice in God, my Savior
You regard my low estate
This handmaid found Your favor

All nations call me blessed
For He who is almighty
Has wrought great things in me
Even His great name is Holy

And just like me, believers
Through ages yet to come
Can bear within the Savior
And a blessed one become!

 

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31 thoughts on “Mary’s Joy

  1. brian miller says:

    was just talking to someone the other day about the role of mary and how hard it was even in that day to be an unwed mother…and how interesting as well that the christ chose to come that way…what a scary position to be in as well, but she had faith and faced it….

  2. claudia says:

    she was a blessed woman indeed… and a brave one as well… it must’ve been extremely difficult and on the other hand… being the chosen one to carry the savior… wow…

  3. Gabriella says:

    I agree with Brian that the choice of an unwed mother was an incredible one. “Your rapture now enfolds me / In the quiet of my room” – it makes me wonder how Mary felt before she realized she was blessed.

    1. Waltermarks says:

      Thanks, Gabriella. I think she must have been scared to death. Being an unwed mother and having to tell everyone, you’re God’s chosen vessel has got to be frightening.

  4. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Sometimes we tend to forget the humanity, the fear, the doubt, felt by both Mary, & certainly Joseph; the rest of the story, after the miracle of immaculate conception, must have been filled with trepidation; all this tends to heighten our faith when we consider the humanity.

    1. Waltermarks says:

      Thanks, Glenn. It’s a fearful undertaking to make anyone of this world believe Christ has been conceived in you, but necessary if the Gospel is to be told. Merry Christmas!

  5. rosross says:

    I like the way Christmas embraces all – the original pagan in which so much of the Christian belief is sourced; the Christian beliefs in all their forms and today, the secular and even the commercial. I think Jesus would approve.

    1. Waltermarks says:

      I understand. However, the poem is actually my paraphrase of Luke 1:46-48, (Mary’s answer to Elizabeth’s salutation); with the exception of the last stanza.
      It’s so hard to get metering and form right when you try to follow something that old.

      Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

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