“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.’” (Luke 1:46-47)
Mary must have been awestruck by the news of her extraordinary pregnancy and motherhood. She may have had many questions. But joy prevailed. At last God was fulfilling His promises “as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to His offspring forever” (Luke 1:55).
The coming of the King was good news because it meant salvation for the people. Thus, Jesus’ birth was later announced to the shepherds: “Behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10-11).
Mary saw only the beginning of God’s saving work, but she expressed her joy and gratitude in a beautiful song. We know how Jesus’ life progressed, how He suffered and died but also rose again from the dead. Therefore, we have all the more reason to thank God and rejoice.
Do you sing along? “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior…” (Luke 1:46-47).