May 23, Sunday

REPOST Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought is an updated version of AMI QT Devotional first posted on August 7, 2013.

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“A Deeper Understanding”

Luke 2:49-51

“And he said to them, ‘Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?’ 50 And they did not understand the saying that he spoke to them. 51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.”

What would it have been like for Virgin Mary to carry a baby—the Son of God—in her womb, conceived by the Holy Spirit?  What were her thoughts seeing that his birth was testified by low-class shepherds and blessed by humble, yet godly people like Simeon and Anna the prophetess?  Was she cognizant of the significance of all these?  Her prayer indicates that she did.  Yet constantly we are told that certain obvious truths were hidden from Mary.  

Why was there such tension for Mary?  Maybe we need to ponder long enough like Mary and wonder what it’s all about?  There is so much with God and His kingdom beyond what our average mind can conceive and only through His Spirit are we able to know and understand.  

Prayer: Lord, I pray for the spirit of revelation that God may open my mind and heart. “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (Ps. 119:18).  Amen.

Bible Reading for Today: Ezekiel 4

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