Blessed are the Meek: Joseph and Mary

Blessed are the Meek: Joseph and Mary

Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-45

Call to Worship: Psalm 36:5-10 (ESV)

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
    your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
    your judgments are like the great deep;
    man and beast you save, O Lord.

How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
    The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
    and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
    in your light do we see light.

10 Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
    and your righteousness to the upright of heart!

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:46-55 (NIV)

46     And Mary said:
      “My soul glorifies the Lord
47        and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48     for he has been mindful
            of the humble state of his servant.
        From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
            holy is his name.
50     His mercy extends to those who fear him,
            from generation to generation.
51     He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
            he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52     He has brought down rulers from their thrones
            but has lifted up the humble.
53     He has filled the hungry with good things
            but has sent the rich away empty.
54     He has helped his servant Israel,
            remembering to be merciful
55     to Abraham and his descendants forever,
            just as he promised our ancestors.”

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