Luke 1:46-55 is called the Magnificat and is Mary’s confession of praise to God. Think of this young girl, chosen to be the mother of Jesus, and her amazing faith in God. She knew who God was and what He can do. She knew the character of God and trusted it completely.
46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord I am here to serve and honor God.
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful God is omniscient.
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name. God is holy.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him, God is merciful.
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; God is powerful.
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones God is sovereign.
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things God is our preserver.
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel, God is forgiving.
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever, God is eternal.
just as he promised our ancestors.”
What would your song of praise look and sound like? What part of His character fills you with such awe and wonder that you can’t do anything but praise Him? Ponder who God is, what He has done and promises to do for you in the future and let Him hear you praise.
Prayer: Lord, thank you that I can come to you and raise my voice in praise. You are indeed worthy and I am humbled that You love and care for me. You are………………. (you fill in the blank with your words of praise and adoration) Amen.
Desiring to raise my voice in praise today,