Sunday Devotional: Luke 1:46-55

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.” (Luke 1:46-55)

This is a song that Mary the mother of Jesus sung just after her visit to her cousin Elizabeth.  Mary had just received the news from the angel that she was to give birth to the Messiah.

Mary in these words reflects on God’s greatness and glory.  She shares about God’s might and holiness.  And how in all His glory, He chose someone like Mary to be the one to give birth.  She is just a humble girl but yet God will use her for His glory.

God in his goodness and lovingkindess uses us as well.  He calls us to follow Him and to help proclaim the good news of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  The message that was given to Mary is the good news that we get to proclaim as well.

As we get closer to Christmas, let us remember the great message that comes from it.  Immanuel = God with us.  What a great gift indeed.


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