Mary (3)

Our Bible Reading today tells us about what happened after Jesus was born in Bethlehem. When Jesus was eight days old, Mary and Joseph took Him to the temple in Jerusalem. “They brought Jesus to Jerusalem so that they could present him to the Lord” (verse 22b).
Why did Mary and Joseph do this? Verse 22 tells us that they were obeying the Law of Moses. God gave these laws to His people so that they could live better lives. Mary and Joseph wanted to obey God’s law.
God wants Christians to obey Him, too. We can read the New Testament and learn what God wants us to do. In Matthew 22:37 Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind.” In Philippians 4:6 Paul said, “Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have.” If we do these things, we are obeying God.
Mary obeyed God. I hope that you want to obey God, too.