Luke 1: 47-55

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things fo me–holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their intermost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his decendants forever, even as he said to our fathers.”

A Thought

Mary, a virgin, chosen to be the mother of the Savior of the world, greets her cousin Elizabeth, chosen in her old age to be the mother of John the Baptist. Both of the babies in their wombs leaped for joy at the sound of their voices. Mary sings out in joyful prophecy concerning God’s fulfillment of his promises made to Abraham to redeem his people. Mary understands that as a humble servant, she was the one chosen to be highly favored by God to be the mother of Jesus the Christ.

Our Prayer

Father thank you for your mighty deeds you perform for us everyday. The greatest gift that you have made possible for each of us is the gift of your Son. Thank you for lifting up the humble and bring down the proud. Help us to be your humble servants filled with songs of joy and praise for you. We ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.