Friday, December 11, 2009

Then Sings My Soul Saturday - Janet Roller - Mary's Song

I hope you all are enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. We've got all the trees up and the decorations outside. I've almost finished the Christmas shopping and the school parties are almost planned. I've completed one batch of the baking, the kids are eating the chocolate out of the advent calendards and the Christmas carols are playing nonstop. But more than anything this Christmas, I'm trying to remember the most important thing about the season - Jesus!

Luke 1:35-49 (New International Version)
35The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37For nothing is impossible with God."
38"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.

39At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40where she entered Zechariah's home and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42In a loud voice she exclaimed: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!"

Mary's Song
46And Mary said:
"My soul glorifies the Lord
47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.

Can you imagine what it must have felt like to be Mary? Here's hoping you ponder all the wonder of Christmas in your hearts.

This song was written and performed by my good friend Janet Roller. Check out her site if you would like to hear more of her songs.

Have a blessed week!



Peggy said...

Blessings Amy...Holy is the LORD!

I love Janet's voice and I think this is a different version of Mary's Song than the one I've heard! I really like it! Thanks for sharing Janet, your Christmas update, and this part of the Christmas story from the gospel of Luke in scripture.

Continue to make Jesus the most important! May CHRIST be more to you this Christmas!

Karen said...

I made an error the first time I entered my website. Can you delete the first entry. Thank you so much for TSMS!!

Karen said...

Lovely voice...beautiful song....

Debbie Petras said...

What a beautiful song and the words are right from Scripture. I will check out your friend's site Amy.

I wish you and your family a blessed Christmas. Thank you for hosting TSMSS. You have blessed so many people by doing this; including me.

Blessings and hugs to you,

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful song ! My thoughts were turned toward Mary's perspective on our Lord's birth this week also.
Merry Christmas !

Mary said...

That is a beautiful, beautiful song about our precious Savior, Amy...thank you so much for sharing that today...I just loved it.

God bless,

Michelle Riggs said...

beautiful message. Thank you for sharing it.

I would appreciate your prayers for my daughter, Abby.

Janet Roller said...

Thanks for posting this, Amy!

Cathy said...

That is very pretty, Amy, thanks for sharing it.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

This is such a beautiful song. Your friend is very talented.