Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mary's Song

Luke 1:46-55

“And Mary said: “My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For he had regard for the humble state of His bond slave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me; And holy is His name. And His mercy is upon generation after generation towards those who fear Him.He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were humble. He has filled the hungry with good things; and has sent away the rich empty-handed. He has given the help to Israel His servant, in remembrance of His mercy, As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and his descendants forever.”

This is Mary’s song after she visits her cousin Elizabeth and finds that she is with child just as the angel said, confirming that the child within her was the Son of God as the angel had also said. This song gives us a peak into her heart. She speaks of God’s faithfulness and mercy. She knew she was going to be used for the most miraculous and wonderful occurrence ever, but her praise was only for the Lord, for she knew it was not because of her own merit that the Lord chose her. She speaks of His power and authority along with His love and grace. Mary’s song beautifully shows a heart that is used by God. Does that describe our hearts?

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