For You From The Word
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. (Luke 9:24, NIV)
For You To Think About
A mother’s love is an image of God’ sacrificial love for his children.
Mary was engaged to Joseph, but before they married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit.
Who would believe such a thing? Even Joseph, a godly and righteous man, was not convinced … until God confirmed the truth to him in a dream.
Moreover, in Bible times an out-of-wedlock pregnancy was a crime punishable by stoning. At the very least, Mary faced a life of shame. At worst, she and her unborn child could die.
Mary demonstrated courage in giving up her reputation in order to carry and bear her son, Jesus. He became the Savior of the world.
Ironically, by choosing life Mary saved her own – just as her own Son had said: “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it” (Luke 9:24, NIV).
For You To Pray
Thank You for demonstrating Your love for us through the sacrificial love of a mother. Allow mothers-to-be to have courage to choose life for their children, even when that choice is difficult.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.