Luke 1: 46b-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 for me–holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has preformed mighty deeds with his arm; he has shattered those who are proud in their inmost 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 descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers.”
Mary speaks prophetic words concerning herself after Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, confirms to Mary that she is to be the blessed mother of the God of Israel. Mary rejoices that the holy God has done great things for her by showing her mercy while remembering his servant Israel. God has a way of choosing humble, ordinary people to accomplish the great and miraculous while the proud and mighty are brought down.
Father we bow down to you in humility and repentance asking for your favor. We desire to be set apart for service for you and your kingdom. Help us to learn to be humble and to trust you to lead us to do your will in our lives by faith in your word. Thank you for your mercy to all generations made possible by your mighty deeds in Jesus’ name, amen.