And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.
Mary’s Magnificat … a song of praise to her God. She was a blessed young woman, and her response to the favor and blessing of God … a heart overflowing with praise and worship. Notice the pronouns in her hymn of praise – He, He, He. He has done great things. He has brought down the mighty. He has filled the hungry. He has helped His servant. He, He, He. With her lips, eyes, hands, and heart she pointed her blessing back to God.
What a testimony of humility and love. Such a young girl, yet so wise and discerning. What is your magnificat for Jesus? Your song of praise? What is in your heart today? Are you overwhelmed with a list of to-dos or are you overwhelmed with a list of praise and adoration for Jesus during this Advent?
Lord Jesus, You are the Savior of the world, the Prince of Peace, the Bright and Morning Star, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You are worth everything to me. You are the reason I celebrate this season. Permeate my heart and mind with You today, Jesus. Help me focus on your beauty and majesty in the midst of my hectic day. I magnify You, Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Praising Him …