And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— Holy is his name. Luke 1:46-49 (NIV)
As I packed up Christmas tonight, it occurred to me that in this image of Mary, she has an open hand. It reminded me that if we truly want to glorify God, we must empty our hands of all we cling to.
(Jesus’ arm has been glued back on since this photo was taken. Go here for that story http://fromaheavenlyland.blogspot.com/2009/11/baby-jesus-has-broken-arm.html)