“The Girl’s Response” ( Luke 1: 46 – 49, NEB ) by Carley Evans

“And Mary says, ‘Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord, rejoice, rejoice, my spirit in God my saviour; so tenderly has He looked upon His servant, humble as she is. For, from this day forth, all generations will count me blessed, so wonderfully has He dealt with me, the Lord, the Mighty One.’ ”

 

Mary recognizes the greatness of her God. She knows His tenderness; that He deals with her wonderfully. She claims Him as her saviour; and calls herself His servant. She displays humility even as she knows “all generations will count [her] blessed.” She rejoices from her very core.

 

In a word, Mary worships her God, who now dwells within her.

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