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Mary’s Heart Would Be Pierced With Sorrow Before She Would Dance With Joy

December 9, 2015

“After decades of meditating on verses such as Isaiah 49:6, that righteous man [Simeon] knew that one day I would bring comfort not only to My long distressed people but also to the whole world. I was delighted to promise this Old Testament saint that before he died, with his own eyes, he would see the beginning of the New. When Simeon saw God in diapers (yes, the incarnation is that incredible), he celebrated the plan being revealed in a child, knowing (and telling Mary) that the plan involved pain. Not everyone would welcome her Son. And Mary’s heart would be pierced with sorrow before she would dance with joy [Luke 2:25-35].”

Dr. Larry Crabb, 66 Love Letters, Page 203

Questions for Reflection:
• In what areas of your life are you seeing evidence of “God with us”?
• What sorrows are you being asked to endure now, with the hope that redemption is being worked out in ways that you cannot yet see?
• What do you want your life to say to God and others today as you wait for the day when all things are made new?

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