I read through this the other day and wanted to share it with you straight from the Bible.
Mary sang this just after Gabriel appeared to her with news that she would deliver the Christ-child. How beautiful that the baby she delivered would later on deliver her! Mary loved the Lord and was humbled knowing God desired to use her in such a powerful and glorious way. Mary was certainly blessed, and we can learn much from her praise-giving song.
And Mary said:
My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth 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 on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
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 seed forever. (Luke: 1:46-55)
May God be exalted this Christmas season in our lives. May we stand in humble awe of his Son and what He did for humanity through Jesus' birth, death and resurrection. I don't know about you, but I am eternally grateful that Christ came to live. And not just to live, but to live righteously and holy and to walk through every temptation without sin. This baffles my mind. He didn't deserve the cross; we did. Yet, He laid down his life for the joy set before him. For in the end, he knew His righteousness would bring us life. Let us bow before the Baby in the manger and give praise to God for sending us His beautiful Son.