Daily Worship

Let it be

December 15, 2019 1
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Luke 1: 38 (NRSVA)

Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’ Then the angel departed from her.

Let it be...
Let me do your will
Even though that means
I'll be cast out
Gossiped about
Even though
some will hate and revile me
and others will shake their heads 
and feel sorry for me
Let it be...
For I am God's servant
And one day
when mothers need a song of protest
they will take up my song
One day
when women need strength
to break out of their oppression
they will take courage
from my story
Let it be...
For there is strength in weakness
and courage in obedience
and joy in surrender
Let it be


God we thank you for Mary who consented to mother God, not out of meekness or ignorance but with the awareness of the cost involved and the knowledge that, as a woman, she had the strength to consent.