The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Rejoicing in God our Savior is something we can do today and throughout eternity. Our Lord loves us so much that He sent His Son Jesus into the world to rescue us, for we cannot save ourselves. Paul tells us that we all fall short, but Jesus paid for our sins because of God’s mercy.

Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.[1] After Jesus rose from the dead, He showed the disciples the scars on His hands and feet. Some day in heaven, we will also be able to see those same scars that will remind us of Jesus’ sacrifice and gift throughout eternity. 

 Mary Rejoiced in God, Her Savior

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was humble and never forgot she also needed a Savior. As Mary visited Elizabeth, some of her first words praised her Savior. Luke 1:47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! [2] The Angel Gabriel told Mary a few months before she visited Elizabeth that she would be with child and give birth to the world’s Savior. With such news from Gabriel, Mary responds as a person of deep faith. Luke 1:38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. [3]

The life of this humble servant would not be easy, but Mary would continue to rejoice in the Lord no matter the circumstances. The anguish Mary must have experienced as Jesus hung on the cross must have been overwhelming. Also, the joy that flooded her heart when she knew about the resurrection must have been heartfelt praise.  

Rejoicing Comes from Our Hearts

When we rejoice in the Lord as our Savior, it lifts us out of the muck and mire of life. Circumstances of life can be overwhelming, but those difficulties will never take away our joy in Jesus as our Savior. As believers, we serve a God who loves us and is always there for us, no matter the situation. The Lord is with us in the valleys of life or the mountaintops. We rejoice that God never leaves us or forsakes us. In addition, remember God always keeps His promises. We can truly rejoice that Jesus is our Savior.

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[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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