Double Grace & Double New Beginnings

We all  learned Sunday thru Saturday as the seven days of the week. And to add more excitement to  the days, besides birthday or holidays, days are sometimes used to salute someone or something.

In 1914  Pres Woodrow Wilson enacted

Mothers Day.  In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, placed on the last Monday in May.

And in 1988 Pres Ronald Reagan amended the law to allow the National Day Of Prayer to be hosted the first Thursday in May.

When I consider these days in May. I’m

reminded of a soilder who was born a miracle baby placed in his Mother’s womb, formed by God.  Some called him Immanuel others called

him Jesus, his Mother was a virgin named Mary. She referred to herself as an handmaiden or servant of the Lord.   Luke 1:38, “And Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.’ And the angel departed from her.”

Mary was a woman of faith and prayer:

 –  Luke 2:19, states, “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.”

– Luke 2:51,  “His mother kept all these things in her heart.”

–  Additionally, the Magnificat, which is Mary’s song of praise to God found in Luke 1:46-55, echoes, “My soul magnifies the Lord,

and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

– she is mentioned as being present with the disciples in the upper room in Jerusalem after Jesus ascension.  Acts 1:14,  “All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.”

During Easter we often reflect on the ‘7 Last Sayings of Jesus,’ in which we contemplate how


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