The passage of scripture found in Luke 1:39-45 NAS tells us that after the birth of Jesus is foretold to Mary, she visits Elizabeth’s home for three months. Both women were “with child.” What do you think they talked about? They probably visited about the same things as any two ladies that are pregnant at the same time.
Mary did not have great status in life; just a young humble virgin girl engaged to Joseph, a carpenter. I am sure Mary was experiencing a lot of excitement and joy after finding out from the angel Gabriel that she was to give birth to the Son of God by the Holy Spirit. It was during this inner reflective time that the scripture records one of the greatest songs of all time – “Mary’s Song”, also referred to as the “Magnificat”. As you can see from the scriptures, this song is full of praises to God.
Mary’s Song can be in the following passage from Luke 1:46-55 NAS.
- 46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,
- 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
- 48 For he hath looked upon the low estate of his handmaid: For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
- 49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; And holy is his name.
- 50 And his mercy is unto generations and generations On them that fear him.
- 51 He hath showed strength with his arm; He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.
- 52 He hath put down princes from their thrones, And hath exalted them of low degree.
- 53 The hungry he hath filled with good things; And the rich he hath sent empty away.
- 54 He hath given help to Israel his servant, That he might remember mercy
- 55 (As he spake unto our fathers) Toward Abraham and his seed for ever.
In Verses 46-49 she tells of God’s concern for her and in verses 50-55, God’s concern and care for all generations to follow. Verse 45 gives us part of Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary, “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.” As noted by Mary’s use of the past tense in the Magnificat, she believed it had indeed happened. This exemplifies her great faith.
We, too, can be used of God by exhibiting great faith and a willingness to put our faith into action. As you continue on in your walk with God, let faith lead the way. . . . for unto us is born a child!
Have a blessed and merry Christmas!
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