Mary’s Song: Dec. 8
And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on 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 for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
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 offspring forever.”
In Mary’s Song, we receive a remarkable picture of faith and declaration of God’s glory in the arrival of Jesus Christ. She says that her soul magnifies and rejoices in her Lord because He has looked on her in her humble estate. He has done mighty things for her, the lowly one, and has revealed His power in opposition to the proud.
Mary is a picture here of every believer—and Mary’s Song is a celebration in advance of the power of God at work in Jesus Christ.
Jesus did not come to prioritize the mighty, or the rich, or the impressive—He came to rescue the hopeless, the sick, the weak, the lost. As Paul would say many decades later, the salvation of Christ did not come to us because we were wiser or richer or stronger than anyone else. Rather, it reveals the undeserved mercy of God. He rescues exclusively based on His own grace and kindness. Mary’s Song is a song of exultation in God’s grace—that overlooks human pretension and rejects human wisdom and loves to lift up the helpless and shower His strength on the hopeless.
He who is mighty has done a great thing, and holy is His Name!!