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And Mary, in all humility said, "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior."  I often wish I had the private journals of these men and women we read about in Scripture. To be 15 and carrying God's child had to be overwhelming, but Mary understood her place in humanity and rejoiced, when fleeing would have made more sense. She knew God. She knew, as much as a young woman could know, the magnitude of what this birth meant.

She was carrying the Savior. 

It overwhelms me 2,000 years later. When I think about the gift that came into the world, I'm undone. Rereading this Scripture pauses my restless soul to turn in all humility to the One who came to earth.  I pray that my soul magnifies the Lord always and in humble gratitude I bow in thanksgiving to Him for the gift that entered the world as a baby. 

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Lori MacMath

Lori's daily mantra includes praying, "I will take it Lord, ALL you have to give," and a commitment to live out Colossians 3:17 daily. It's her prayer that the energy that fills her spirit be with her till her dying breath! Nearly two years ago, Lori traded the sauna of the Deep South, for the snow of Chicago. After 19 years in Atlanta, Lori has bought herself a coat and some winter boots and is ready for the NEXT adventure at Harvest Bible Chapel / Chicago West. She navigates this road with her husband of 26 years and they have 3 children, ranging in age from 17 - 22. She seeks daily to be creative and use the gifts the Lord has given her. With the heart of an artist and a spirit to live intentionally missional, Lori strives daily to see Him in all that surrounds her. Encouraging women on their daily walk with the Lord is her passion! She has recently stepped out into NEW territory with her husband in the inner city of Chicago. She is on staff at Harvest Chicago West, in the Austin neighborhood, where the Lord is opening her eyes to Urban Ministry and Discipleship. Lori and her husband also have a Business as Missions endeavor that helps empower women and missionaries around the world. She would be HONORED if you'd visit Hope Products International where providing HOPE to the world through fair trade and sustainable products. Lori has served in a number of roles over the years, ranging from Camp/Leadership Adventure Coordinator, a mid week Bible club for elementary and upper elementary students in a local public elementary school as well as being on staff at her church. She is excited in this season to watch the Lord unfold HIS plans for the next step on the journey. Helping others, loving others where they are and seeing the transforming power of Jesus is at the heart of all she does. Her heart for children, women and all those on the broken road is at the core of everything she does. She LOVES playing graphically and encouraging others through visual arts, and her passion for Discipleship is at the heart of all she does. It truly inspires her and fills her spirit.

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  1. That is so beautiful. Thank you. Blessings

    • Cathy! Have a wonderful Christmas season!

  2. Oh Lori, how lovely! And what a great verse. I've been reading through Luke with my grandkids – separately – the last couple of months, so I read her prayer of joy and submission several times and each time, I was struck by Mary's sweet spirit of willingness to surrender herself and her desires to God, no matter the cost. That is such a conviction and encouragement to me each time and I pray I will someday be able to follow her great example immediately with each new challenge in my life. Thank you for another encouragement in this.

    • Kaye!! It's been such a busy season over here and I've been in Luke myself. What a wonderful example Mary was and her humble and willing spirit is what I pray I can live out daily. Blessings to you and Merry Christamas wishes to you and your family!

  3. I cannot wait to get to work and put that on my desktop!  Such a great verse!!

  4. Falen! Yay! I'm so glad you're encouraged by this! Enjoy and Merry Christmas…it's one of my favorite verses in all of Scripture!

  5. Mary's faith, obedience, and humility are such a beautiful example for all of us. Thanks for the beautiful post & for hosting, & God bless!

  6. Really lovely.



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