YouVersion, Mary and Taylor Swift Lyrics …
Posted by Brandi Wilson
Like many of you, I’ve been working through a Christmas focused Bible study plan on YouVersion as the holidays approach. One of my favorite things about God’s word is how sometimes passages I’ve read many times suddenly have new meaning in my life.
Saturday I was reading through Luke 1 and I’ll be honest and say I might have started with the thought “I’ll skim this chapter because, duh, I know what’s gonna happen, the angel is gonna tell Mary she’s having a virgin birth and I’ve got a lot of stuff on my to-do list today.”
Please tell me I’m not the only one tempted to skim a well known Bible passage.
Then right there, smack dab in the middle of Luke 1 I hit verse 37… and my skimming eyes were glued to eight words tied together to create a meaning that spoke to my heart.
Luke 1:37 NIV
“For no word from God will ever fail.””
No word from God will EVER fail.
Like, never ever, ever, ever… (Is it horrible that sometimes not only do I skim, but I’m known to translate phrases into Taylor Swift lyrics?)
Not only is that statement full of promise that makes my knees weak, but Mary’s response is one I want to be the cry of my heart…
Luke 1:38 NIV38“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
I want my first thought to always be “I am the Lord’s servant.” But sometimes I get distracted. Sometimes I put other things at a higher priority. Sometimes my actions don’t match my heart’s cry. Sometimes I am more of a servant to those around me than I am to my Lord.
So, as we’re smack dab in the middle of this glorious holiday season my prayer for all of you is you will remember in every situation you’re facing that No word from God will ever fail and through the ups and the downs the cry of your heart will also be I am the Lord’s servant.