For any who might wonder about what it is like being a pastor, one might think of long hours in the study doing sermon preparation, board meetings, counseling sessions, weddings, funerals and such. But the best part comes with those special moments when you get to be there when the Lord brings new life by His matchless grace! Tears of repentance turn to tears of joy when new faith is born! Take a look at this picture from Christmas Eve and you might understand why I would not trade being a pastor for anything in the world!
The face of this sweet little one is hidden just enough that she is not identifiable to anyone but her immediate family and friends. Therefore with her parents permission in posting this picture, I violate neither her privacy or theirs. I just wanted you to get to share in this tender moment when she met her Savior! In over 36 years as a pastor, this never gets old!!
When we look at the song of Mary, often called “The Magnificat,” the call comes to our hearts to join her in the joyful celebration. One great song to do that is “My Soul Magnifies the Lord” by Chris Tomlin.
Listen and you will soon be singing alone! Then Sunday when we study Luke 1:46-55, I hope your heart will find your own soul magnifying the Lord and your spirit rejoicing in God your Savior!