Ordinary People

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And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed. — Luke 1:46-48

Reflect

God chose Mary, a young girl, to do a very important job. Of all the polished, regal princess, of all the educated, high-society women He could have selected, He chose Mary. Nothing special about her, at least not according to the world's standards. But for all Mary may have lacked in importance, she had the qualities God wanted most. She was humble and pure, and she loved God with all her heart.

God doesn't play the political card when choosing people to do His work. He cares nothing about looks or money or position. God often chooses the simple, ordinary people of this world to carry out His great tasks. Then, from their obedience, He will elevate them to a position of importance.

We should never seek recognition for our great works. If we are to be recognized, God will take care of that in a much greater way than we ever could. When we humbly go about our lives, doing our best to serve Him and please Him, God notices. And like Mary, He will bless those who love Him with a pure heart, and with those blessings will come great joy.

Pray

Dear Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for seeing me, even though there's nothing special about me. I love You, and I want to please You. Amen.