Words from the Heart for Sunday December 4th, 2016

For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me.

Luke 1:49 (NLT)

The Mighty One is Holy

Just as God is faithful to His people and has acted in mighty ways for their salvation, so God has acted in mighty ways to each one of His servants. How has God acted mightily for your good? Thank Him for His kind acts of mercy and salvation to you.

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Devotion

Mighty Canadian Minebuster is a wooden roller coaster located at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughan, Canada. It was one of the four original roller coasters that debuted with the park. The ride is an out and back roller coaster, and was built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Who knew that a company that got started making toboggans now manufactures colossal roller coasters? In recent years, some of the hills have been joined together making them much longer with less of a peak therefore significantly reducing the amount of negative G’s experienced. The ride lasts 2 minutes and 4 seconds and travels at 82 kilometres an hour. The Mighty Canadian Minebuster is one of 3 wooden roller coasters at the Park and one of four original roller coasters when Canada’s Wonderland opened back in 1981.

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Mary, whom God chose to be the mother of the Messiah Jesus, was a godly young woman. We must never forget that she was human. It was through her that Jesus took on humanity and stepped into our world. Because she was, she stands as a great example to all of us of being totally sold out to God. She had spent so much time with the Lord that she understood much of His nature. And she expresses her understanding so beautifully in Luke 1:49: “For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me.” Mary says three things about God here. First, He is Mighty. There is nothing that God cannot do. In the Hebrew His name is Almighty. I like that term for God. It expresses the truth that God is not just mighty but the Almighty. It means that He is all knowing, all powerful, all present. Mary also knows that He is uniquely holy. Our God is perfect in every way. In fact, His holiness stands in such sharp contrast to our sinfulness, that we would be eradicated by His purity if not for His grace and mercy. Finally, Mary declares that He has done great things for her. This mighty, holy God works in the lives of human beings. He is not removed from us. Jesus name is Immanuel, God with us. He cares about you and when you allow Him to, He will do great things for you, too. I’m Bob Beasley and these have been words from the heart.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley