Mary’s Song

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Luke 1:46-55

As we read through Luke we see that Gabriel came and told Mary that God had chosen her to be the one that would birth the child promised by Isaiah.(Isaiah 7:14). When Mary heard this news she was excited and told Gabriel, “Yes let this happen as you have said.”  Then she burst into song.

Now picture Mary a young virgin betrothed to a man, when all of a sudden she is called by God to serve Him in an extraordinary way. She is actually going to carry the Son of God in her womb. While she could have questioned her future and argued with God like Moses did at the burning bush(Exodus 4:13), she didn’t. Think about this for a minute, an unwed teenager pregnant, but not by the one she is engaged to in a time when you would be stoned for such.

Mary never doubted God she said I’ll do this! Then she burst into song. Never mind the persecution she was about to face, she was singing out of joy. Oh that we could all worship God in that way. Mary says my soul glorifies and my spirit rejoices in God. This is deep felt worship. She feels she is about to burst at her seems in her love for God.

He has looked down at this poor girl and set her to be something special something that generations from now will look at her and say, “Wow what was it like to raise the Son of God? What was it like to know that out of all the women in the history of the world God chose you for this special task?” Then she says “Yes I realize what great things you have done for me God, and you are holy, merciful, and powerful. You always look at for those who love you.”

Mary was so thankful that God had become her savior and was blessing her that she couldn’t control her excitement. God has blessed us in that same way. He has sent his spirit to live in us. This should make us feel like bursting at the seams it should make us feel like we are going to explode if we don’t let the world know how excited we are. So this Christmas season think about Mary’s song and how God has looked down at you His humble servant and done great things for you in His holy name and that name is Jesus. The reason for the season.

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