Reading: Luke 11:27-28
And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, “Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.” But he said, “Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.”
Seeing the wonder of the power of Jesus freeing those oppressed by Satan, this woman exclaims in a wonderful expression, “Blessed is your mother! What a blessing to have you as a son!”
Truly, Mary is one of the most blessed women in history. She had the joy of carrying the Savior in her womb. She is, just as the angel said, specially blessed among all women.
That privilege is exclusive to Mary, by the grace of God that she undeservedly received. We too can experience a reason for bliss (and that is what Jesus’ response points too.)
Have you heard the Word of the Lord in the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Have you seen your heart transformed by that Word?
Is that seed that the Lord has planted in your life, bearing fruit of obedience?
Do you love the commandments of the Lord and rejoice in His Perfect Law?
Do you desire and try to be holy, as your Lord is Holy?
Then, you have been born again. Thus, you were dead, but now you have received life. You were a stranger and enemy of God, but now you have been made His child. Is there greater bliss?
The supreme good of men is God, knowing and being known by Him. Loving Him as the Lord and King of our very being. In that Truth is based our bliss, and our life.
MEDITATE: Do we meditate in the undeserved privilege that we have to be children of God? Is our joy knowing that we are loved like that?
Translation By: Emily Stader