Mary’s Example

What do you know about Mary, Jesus’ Mother? Do you know she continued with the apostles? Do you know she followed the Law of the Jews? Do you know she enticed Him to perform His first miracle?

Mary was a woman of amazing faith, submissiveness, and flexibility. Her faith and submissiveness allowed her to speak the words in today’s passage. Her words are very near the same words Jesus spoke in the Garden of Gethsemane.

She was flexible and submissive in following the path God laid out before her. She did as He told her and Joseph to do. She went where God told her and Joseph to go. Her willingness to follow God is an example for all of us.

She raised four other boys besides Jesus. She juggled being a fulltime mother while keeping tabs on her first son. She followed Jesus at times and was blessed by others because of what He did. Though Mary could not always be where Jesus was, she would catch up with Him from time-to-time.

Mary is a wonderful example for us to follow. We should have the faith, submissive attitude, and flexibility Mary had. Being willing to do as God tells us and go where He tells us brings about awesome blessings. But first, we must set aside our own desires, putting God’s desires for us first.

I pray we all decide to follow Mary’s example. I pray we are strong in faith, submissive to God, and flexible to follow. I pray each of us follow Mary’s example of following where God leads us. Have faith in God. Be submissive to God. Be flexible to follow the path God has for you.

Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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