The True Spirit of Christmas
For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Luke 1:48
Recommended Reading – Luke 1:46-56
The three most prominent women in the Gospels were all named Mary. The first was Mary of Nazareth. God chose her to raise Jesus because of her servant’s heart. “He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant,” she said.
The second was Mary of Bethany. She was His student. Whenever she appeared in the Gospels, she was at the feet of Jesus. In Luke 10:42, the Lord said of her habit of sitting at His feet hearing His words: “One thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part.”
The third was Mary of Magdala. Though successful in business, she had deep spiritual needs in her life. Jesus freed her from demons, saved her, and she became His zealous supporter. She supported His ministry from her own resources, according to Luke 8:1-3.
Three Marys—a servant, a student, a supporter.
That’s the true spirit of Christmas. Jesus came to earth to die for us and rise again. He meets our deepest needs. Today, let’s rededicate ourselves to being His faithful servants, students, and supporters. That’s the way to have a Mary Christmas!