FRIDAY 16 December, 2016
Rejoice in God my Savior
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. - >Luke 1:46-49
Mary, responded to all that had been spoken to her by the angel Gabriel and Elizabeth, her cousin. She spontaneously began to magnify the Lord in her sweet song of praise. Mary had indeed been made to rejoice; God who is mighty beyond measure, had done great things. Mary was blessed and she praised His magnificent holy name.
Imagine, Mary, in humility recognized that she was a lowly maid servant to be used in God hands. Her life’s story, as the mother of Jesus, would be remembered for all generations. It is important to understand, this holy Child she carried would not only be Savior of the world, He would be her own Savior. Mary, although pure, needed salvation herself, although blessed among women; she was not sinless like her Savior.
Mary saw herself in the correct light; she understood the profound truth of her insignificance, compared to the greatness of God. But do we? Imagine, we are but a speck of dust in this vast universe, but God in His love and affection for us, is mindful of us and gave us dominion over His creation:
What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet… - (Psalm 8:4-6).
When was the last time you worshipped the Lord for His magnificence, His Salvation and all the great things he has done in your life?
The Lordhas done great things for us, and we are glad.
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