“Magnificat” ( Luke 1:46-49 KNOX ) by Carley Evans

c. 1437-1446
c. 1437-1446 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mary is about 13 when the angel Gabriel announces to her that she is the Mother of God. No wonder this young maiden glorifies God, no wonder her spirit is filled with joy in God. No wonder she recognizes that despite her lowliness, God looks upon her with His grace. Mary’s humility is unmatched. Despite stating that she is blessed above all other women, she recognizes that her blessedness is not due to any action of her own, but only due to God’s own glory.

“And Mary said, My soul magnifies the Lord; my spirit has found joy in God, who is my Saviour, because he has looked graciously upon the lowliness of his handmaid. Behold, from this day forward all generations will count me blessed; because he who is mighty, he whose name is holy, has wrought for me his wonders.”

We ought to take our cue from Mary. She never speaks of herself as a spiritual giant; she never says to another that she is holy. Rather, she glorifies God.

God glorifies Himself through Mary, making her the ultimate vessel for the Holy Spirit in the form of the Christ child.

Let us glorify the Lord.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. lambskinny says:

    Thank you Michael; I’ve missed your visits –
    Many blessings, Carley

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