Luke 1:46-55 (NKJV) 46 And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 48 For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. 49 For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name. 50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with His arm; He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, And exalted the lowly. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things, And the rich He has sent away empty. 54 He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy, 55 As He spoke to our fathers, To Abraham and to his seed forever.”

These verses are known as The Song of Mary. Read them and listen to Mary as she sings her song. This is known as the Magnificat. It resembles Hannah’s song in Frist Samuel 2:1-10. Mary’s song teaches us several interesting things. Frist Mary tells us she needed a Savior and that she rejoiced in Him for what He has done for her. Second, she is blessed to be chosen by God. Now, Mary is not a goddess, but we do need to call her blessed. She has been given the glorious privilege to be the mother of the Son of God. It was through Mary that the Incarnate Christ came into the world. For this reason, we say that Mary is blessed. Mary is a wonderful person, and God choose her to bring His only begotten Son into the world. Third, Mary praised God for His mercy on those who fear Him. And not only does God shows mercy but He also puts down the proud and mighty, and exalts the lowly and hungry. Mary sings, “He has shown strength with His arms.” In Isaiah 53:1 (NKJV) the prophet Isaiah said, “Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Then in the rest of chapter 53, Isaiah reveals the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. God has shown the strength of His arm, which Mary sings, in the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. God revealed His love for us by not sparing His Son. God has reconciled the world onto Himself with the shed blood of His Son. And as evidence that He was well pleased with His Son’s finished work on the Cross, He raised His Son from the grave on the third day. And our Lord Jesus Christ is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven. Because of what Christ has done for us, God the Father can extend His grace to all who will come to Him by faith in His Son Jesus Christ. Yes, everyone can enter into the presence of God the Father, but everyone must come to Him by His terms which is clearly stated in John 3:16 (NKJV), “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Friend, we must come to God by faith in His Son Jesus Christ. As Jesus has said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV). “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12 NKJV). God’s power and love is revealed in the salvation He has given to mankind through His Son Jesus Christ. Mary ends her song by magnifying God for His faithfulness to Israel in keeping the promise He had made to Abraham and to his seed. Praise God for His prefect and all sufficient gift of salvation. For the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was delivered for our sake by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of the Father that we may have everlasting life.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.