【12.25】你唱什么歌来颂扬神?What’s Your Song?


“马利亚说:‘我的心颂扬主,我灵以神我的救主为乐。’” – 路 1:46-47

Lavelle总爱随时引吭唱歌。有些人会低声哼唱童年时最喜欢的诗歌,但Lavelle却不是这样。他会竭尽全力发出最大声的赞美,他就是神恩典和良善的一个活见证。诚然,Lavelle喜欢有人听他唱歌,但更重要的是他想赞美神。他想表达他的内心 - 宣扬出神在他生命中的工作。Lavelle要唱出他内心的赞美。

在路加福音第一章,我们看到马利亚也有一首歌要唱。她唱道:“我的心颂扬主,”因为她感恩神在万民中拣选了她,成为世界的救主耶稣基督的母亲。

其他译本把这句翻译为“我的心尊主为大,” 尊为大的意思是高举放大,就像用一个放大镜的视角来观看那样。对我们来说,马利亚是一个好榜样,她谦卑自己、并且让基督在她生命中显为大。就如施洗约翰后所告白的:“祂必兴旺,我必衰微”(约翰福音 3:30)。

有没有一首令你重新校准生命方向的歌? 这是一首能够提醒你,神、宇宙、和耶稣的爱是何等伟大,神在你内心放置了哪些诗歌来使你尊主为大呢?

祷告

伟大的神,如同赐给给马利亚和Lavelle那样,求你也赐给我们一首歌去唱出得胜,唱出赞美。惟愿我们今天所行的都能尊你为大。奉耶稣名求,阿们。

路加福音 1:39-56

39那时候,马利亚起身急忙往山地里去,来到犹大的一座城,
40进了撒迦利亚的家,问伊利莎白安。
41伊利莎白一听马利亚问安,所怀的胎就在腹里跳动,伊利莎白且被圣灵充满,
42高声喊着说:“你在妇女中是有福的!你所怀的胎也是有福的!
43我主的母到我这里来,这是从哪里得的呢?
44因为你问安的声音一入我耳,我腹里的胎就欢喜跳动。
45这相信的女子是有福的!因为主对她所说的话都要应验。”
46马利亚说:“我心尊主为大,
47我灵以神我的救主为乐,
48因为他顾念他使女的卑微。从今以后,万代要称我有福,
49那有权能的为我成就了大事,他的名为圣!
50他怜悯敬畏他的人,直到世世代代。
51他用膀臂施展大能,那狂傲的人正心里妄想就被他赶散了。
52他叫有权柄的失位,叫卑贱的升高;
53叫饥饿的得饱美食,叫富足的空手回去。
54他扶助了他的仆人以色列,
55为要记念亚伯拉罕和他的后裔,施怜悯直到永远,正如从前对我们列祖所说的话。”
56马利亚和伊利莎白同住约有三个月,就回家去了。

What’s Your Song?

“Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. . . .’” – Luke 1:46-47

Lavelle tends to break into song at any given moment. Not like someone humming a favorite hymn from their childhood. Oh no. Lavelle will bellow and blast out a note of praise at the top of his lungs. He is a living testimony of God’s grace and goodness.

Now, it’s true that Lavelle likes having an audience. But even more so, he needs to praise God. He needs to express what is inside of him—belting out praise for who God is in his life. Lavelle has inside of him a song to sing.

In Luke 1 we read that Mary had a song to sing. And she sang, “My soul glorifies the Lord,” because God had chosen her—of all people!—to carry the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.

Other translations read, “My soul magnifies the Lord.” To magnify is to make bigger—like with a magnifying glass. For us, Mary became a model of a decreased self while Christ increased in her and in her life. As John the Baptist would later say, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30, NRSV).

Do you sing a song that puts life back into perspective—where you are reminded just how big God, creation, and the love of Jesus are? What are the songs that God has put in your soul to magnify the Lord?

Prayer

Amazing God, you have given us a song to sing—like Mary and Lavelle—a song of victory, a song of praise. Today may we magnify you in all we do. For Jesus’ sake, Amen.

诵读: 骆云秀
片头: 张妙阳

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