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.” And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.
Luke 1:46-56 ESV
This song is call The Magnificat, which is Latin for “I magnify”. Upon hearing Elizabeth’s blessing on her, Mary burst out into song. And this is such an amazing song of praise and worship of God because the Mighty One has done great things. He has shown His strength. He provides for the hungry. He has remembered His people. And these words of praise and joy are coming from the lips of an unmarried pregnant teenager who trusted God completely while facing her uncertainties.
It is easy for us slump into bewilderment, confusion, frustration, anger, and a whole plate full of emotion during stressful times. Mary’s song reminds us that even when facing uncertainty, God is worthy of our praise and worship. When was the last time you broke out in song over God’s blessings in your life?
How are you worship God today? Right Now? How can you lead your family or friends in songs of praise?