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    Pursuing the Christ at Advent — Day 23

    Ephesians 2:4-10 CSB – 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us, 5 made us alive with Christ even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! 6 He also raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might display the immeasurable riches of his grace through his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift ​– ​ 9 not from works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.

    God,

    Thank you for interrupting Mary’s life, and gifting her with being a part of your plan of redemption.

    Thank you for your generosity and great love. You sent your own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh as a sin offering (Romans 8:3); then you made us ambassadors to carry this marvelous message of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:20)

    Luke 1:46-50 CSB – 46 And Mary said: My soul praises the greatness of the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 because he has looked with favor on the humble condition of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed, 49 because the Mighty One has done great things for me, and his name is holy. 50 His mercy is from generation to generation on those who fear him.

    O, Lord, my soul does praise your greatness, and my spirit does rejoice in God, my Savior. You looked with favor on my wretched condition and saved me because of your great love. What an incredible, undeserved, great thing to do! You are a merciful God, and I am your child. I want to worship you by doing the works you have prepared for me to do, by being the ambassador of your message of reconciliation. My life belongs to you. Amen.

     

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