But when I think of how many overpaid sports figures, and how many haughty business executives, and how many self-consumed celebrities, and how many prideful political leaders have, in their bloated self-conceit, tried to arm-wrestle with God, and in doing so, walk over people, I think of this verse.
Listen, if you’re all caught up in this world’s values; if you’re fresh out of options this morning; if you feel that you’ve been dealt a crumby hand in life, then I have a message for you: Bring your case to the Almighty. Don’t fawn after actors and make fame or wealth your great goal. Don’t despair over which party wins the most seats in congress. Don’t lose sleep over how unfair your boss treats you. And don’t seethe over how wronged you have been in your life.
Let the song of Mary comfort you: God’s just letting the powerful strengthen their position and exhibit their puny influence for a little while. But one day, He will say, “Enough!” One day, “justice will flow like water, and righteousness, like an unfailing stream” (Amos 5:24), washing away the wrong and setting all things right. Bring your case to the Almighty. He is the Helper of the helpless.
Preparing a talk on Mary’s song (the Magnificat). Came across this quote in a sermon online. Good stuff.
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