Last week, we launched our Christmas series entitled “The Promise Fulfilled.” In this series, we look at songs from the Gospel of Luke relating to the birth of Jesus. The first song we discussed was Mary’s song (The Magnificat) which was recorded in Luke 1:46-55.
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. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”
In Mary’s story, we can see that she chose to magnify the mindfulness, mercy, and might of God even when her present circumstances were difficult. Mary anchored her joy in God. She did not discount her reality, but chose to look at God as someone who is bigger than anything she is facing.
Whether you are in a season of celebration or grief, may you rejoice and respond with thanksgiving to God, just as Mary did. As we continue to meditate on the message, we encourage you to declare one Bible verse every day this week about God’s greatness. Together, let us continue to magnify and worship the one true King, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.