Magnify the Lord!

  • 27 December 2019

My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior … For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.  ~Luke 1:46-47, 49-50

I love Mary’s response to the angel’s message that she was the one chosen to give birth to the Savior. For centuries, the Jews had awaited the promised Messiah and now, finally, that prophecy would be fulfilled … through her! Amid the awe and wonder that she must have felt, I wonder if she realized the heartache she would endure due to this calling. I doubt she would have wanted to embark upon that part of the journey but God knew that she would be up to the task. I don’t know exactly what it was that God saw in Mary, but she must have lived a pure life of humble submission in order to be entrusted with God’s child.

If God had not found Mary, would He still be looking for someone He could trust? Would anyone today slow down enough to hear His voice let alone be willing to give birth to a Savior and raise Him for the task He was destined for? Do we make room for Him at all in the hustle and bustle of life? I suggest that we all examine our hearts to make sure that God does indeed reign there. As this year draws to a close, take time to seek Him, to know what He desire of you, and ask Him for help to obey Him wholeheartedly. This is my prayer as well.

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