After Mary heard the good news of being the mother of Jesus, and seeing her cousin Elizabeth, she was filled with the Holy Spirit. She then began to speak and what she said was right on about her Son. She knew about God, but these details about Him were very significant. I am amazed every time I read the words from Luke, chapter 1, verses 46-55. My spirit is touched by the presence of God as I know these words come from Him. “Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.” (Luke 1:46-50) May the Lord Jesus be magnified. I rejoice in God my Savior. Although we aren’t perfect God chooses us to fulfill His works in us. Surely, His mercy endures forever. Holy is the name of Jesus. We are blessed to know Him.
Mary’s song continues and reads, “He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever.” (Luke 1:51-55) There is strength in the arms of Jesus. He scatters the proud. Those who are mighty are humbled. He who exalts himself will eventually be brought down. We are filled when we are hungry for God’s Words. Those who are set on their riches, He sends away empty, for they have no need of Him. He helps Israel and those who are adopted in as His children. All this Mary spoke of about Jesus, and also, how He spoke to Abraham. Mary knew so much before even delivering her newborn Son Jesus, who is called Immanuel, God with us. What a time it was to be alive. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I am grateful to have Your presence in my life. Thank You for leading me these many years. I am so grateful to know You more each day that I open up Your words and start reading. Even now is a very special time of the year when I can focus my attention on Your glorious birth, Jesus. You came into the world as a baby, but also God with us. It is an honor to even pray to You, Lord, for I know that Your people were once only Israel, but now we are adopted in as sons and daughters. Thank You for allowing the gentiles to be a part of Your fold, and to enjoy the same blessings as Israel. You are a Jew, Jesus, and I also love the Jewish people. Their faith in You is amazing. If only they knew that You came down to earth those two thousand years ago. It is sad that the Jewish people make an effort to not believe You, or Your sacrifice on the cross when You were on earth. Lord, I know that one day You will show Yourself to them, and then they will bow to You. You are holy. I give You praise. I love You. Amen.