Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
    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.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.”

NIV Luke 1:46-55; KJV Luke 1:46-55

How beautiful are Mary’s words! She is fully trusting and she is rejoicing in her God. She knows that her baby brings change to the world of sin, injustice and pride. He is a new hope and a new beginning for all who are willing to accept Him.  Let the Light of Savior Jesus Christ shine into your heart today.

Read Luke 1

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The Birth of Jesus Foretold

“26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.” 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.”

NIV Luke 1:26-38, KJV Luke 1:26-38

What a miraculous event! What’s really amazing in this passage is Mary’s complete and unreserved trust and submission to the will of God! Wouldn’t it be great if people of today would have such faith and trust in God. Instead, they choose to believe in everything, but God. They change according to the world. If the world says evil is good, people say the same. Seek the word and promises of God; they are constant and never change. God fulfills his promises, like He did with Mary. My prayer for today is that Spirit of Light comes upon the nations of the world to show the way and set the nations free.

Read Luke 1

Mother and son

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