'Mary' Tagged Posts

'Mary' Tagged Posts

THE HUMILIATION AND EXALTATION

The Bible teaches us about the two natures in Christ.  Our Savior is not two Christs, but One – the God-Man – not half-God and half-Man – but totally God and totally, sinless Man in One Person.  In the womb of the virgin Mary, God the Son took to Himself a perfect human nature. So we speak of the two natures in Christ. The Bible also teaches us about the two…

HOW BIG IS YOUR GOD?

What’s under your magnifying glass?  What is a big deal to you? In the older yet familiar language of the King James Version, the expectant Mary called out:  “My soul doth magnify the Lord!”  That’s why we call it the “Magnificat.”   To “magnify” is to make large, to extol as great, to praise and glorify.   Puny little creatures like you and me cannot make God any bigger…

EPIPHANY

The official start of the Epiphany season is January 6.  The word “epiphany” means to make manifest, to reveal, to show forth.   This season of the Christian Church Year reminds us that Jesus is not only the virgin-born Child of Mary, true yet sinless Man.  He is also God Himself come in the flesh, the second Person of the Holy Trinity.  The Wise Men worship Him.  He…

WAITING FOR JESUS

Young or old, it is true that we are waiting.  The psalmist said:  “My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.” To wait on the Lord is another way of describing faith in the Lord.  St. Paul said that the whole creation waits in eager expectation, standing on tip-toes like a little boy waiting for the first unit of the parade to come down the…

TENDER MERCIES

The closing verses of Mark’s 10th chapter recount the dramatic healing of the blind man, Bartimaeus. Jesus worked a great many miracles of healing during His earthly ministry.  But have you ever wondered why it seemed so selective? What about all the people in the world who never met up with Jesus, who died from their illnesses?   And what about all the people Jesus did…