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Lessons from Mary
"I thought about how she was a “precious and chosen vessel” and what this means. My heart hurt for her. I wanted it to mean that her life would be easy. But that just isn’t the way really—for anyone. You see, a vessel is intentionally made empty inside. To feel empty, alone, vulnerable—to continually turn to God to be filled. A chosen vessel is ‘filled’ to be a carrier of ‘divine substance.’ And it all started making sense—these wonderful lessons from Mary."
25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Prepare your heart for Christmas with daily Bible readings of the story of Christ's birth. Day 23: The Slaughter of the Innocents Matthew 2:16-18 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: “A voice is heard in Ramah, w