Like our sister Mary, we say yes
Yes to your favor
Yes that we are enough just as we are
Where we are
Yes to your calling
and the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon us to fulfill it
Yes to bearing and birthing
Your Word and your Promises and your Kingdom
in this time and place
Yes to all things being possible with you
Like our sister Mary we say
Here I am, the Lord’s humble servant
As you have said, let it be done to me
Like our sister Mary we sing and celebrate you
Our God, Our Liberator
For though we are your humble servants
You have noticed us
This affirmation is offered for all, but especially for those who lead God’s people during the holy-days of Christmas. It can be an weary and stressful time. It’s easy to miss the wonder and grace of God’s intimate presence with so much responsibility. The stakes feel sky high. Breathe, trust, receive brothers and sisters. The promises are for you as well.
We use this as our Affirmation of Faith during Advent by adding the following
God is calling, inviting. Christians, what is your answer?
Like our sister Mary, we say yes…
Happy Advent and Merry Christmas! – Lisa <><
Like our Sister Mary © 2017 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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by Lisa Degrenia (www.revlisad.com)
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Based on Luke 1:26-48, The Voice translation
I aspire to surrender as Mary does!
I’m writing for permission to use this as part of our worship service this Sunday.
I appreciate the power of your words!
Absolutely! Thank you for the wow of a compliment. – Lisa <