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God's love is always faithfully at work, always chasing after us.

God's love continues to enter into all the ordinary, marvelous, and messy realities of life in this world.

May you experience this great and faithful love today.

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Mary said,

“With all my heart I glorify the Lord! In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant. Look! From now on, everyone will consider me highly favored because the mighty one has done great things for me. Holy is his name."

Luke 1:46-49

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Sometimes things are best expressed not just with words, but in a song. Sometimes you might even make up your own song, borrowing from lyrics and poems you already know while also adding in verses to make it your own. In response to all that God is doing in and through her, Mary bursts into a song that is now famous. It's been sung throughout the centuries in cathedrals and small country church chapels. It's a song that expresses a deep, heart-felt gratitude for God's love and actions. It's a song of humility that declares the great works of God.

If you wrote a song to talk about the how "the mighty one has done great things for me,” what would the lyrics include? How can you brag on God for the ways God has been at work in and through your life? Take some time today, in prayer, in writing, or in a song to praise God for all God has done and is doing.

Chris Cash

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God of Love, Mary couldn't help but sing your praises for what you were doing for her. Help me find the words and voice for my own song of praise and thanks. Thank you for all the ways you are at work in me and in this world. Amen.

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Today, may you experience the relentless, faithful love of God entering your world. May it change you.

May that same love send you out into this world to relentlessly, faithfully love others as you have been loved.

Chris Cash

Chris Cash is an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and a graduate of the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. He serves as pastor of Oxford Christian Church in Georgetown, Kentucky, where he, his wife Erin, and their daughter Ella also reside. He enjoys running, Chicago Cubs baseball, superheroes, reading, family time, and sweet tea.

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