2017 Advent Devo 22

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Mary's Song

Read Luke 1:46-55

Mary's hymn expresses praise to God for her treatment and the blessing of a child.  Her soul magnifies God because her spirit has already rejoiced in God.  Understanding God’s blessings moves believers like Mary and ourselves to joy and appreciation.  This is the beginning  of worship.  Worship, as you and I experience it, comes from our minds, our wills, and our emotions; Mary led us here. 

Mary sings how the proud are brought down and the humble are exalted. Mary refers to her own humility and lowliness of mind.  We can identify with Mary when we learn to humble ourselves with a desire to please God.  We, like Mary, are both sinners and servants  whom God has seen fit to bless with a new life.

Mary's song is a beautiful reminder of the greatest act of mercy God has ever shown, sending His son, Jesus Christ.  God made a promise to Abraham and his descendants of the coming of a promised Savior.  Mary knew the history of Israel and how God had met the needs of His people and fulfilled His promises to them.  He will bring down the powerful.  Mary implies that the good news is not just for her generation, but for all generations.  A Savior did come!

Mary is so moved by the vision of God, that she breaks out in song; a song that has been known as the “Magnificat.”  This is why all songs and hymns begin with praises to God for all He has done.

Prayer:  Lord, our lesson we learn from Mary is to sing, praise, and give thanks to you always.  Let us continue to be full of joy and recognize all the blessings bestowed upon us.  If we want to be blessed as much as Mary, we will continue to read and follow your Word and receive your blessings of salvation and the gift of eternal life.  Amen

- Becky Johnson




Last Published: December 12, 2017 2:06 PM
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