It is hard to imagine all of the emotions that were going through Mary as she pondered in her heart all God was doing through her. She was going to be the mother of the Christ child! She may have been filled with anxiety…maybe even a sense of dread. When she expressed the feelings of her heart in the form of a hymn, however, she expressed the main thing on her heart was praise.
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed.” (Luke 1:46-48)
By “magnify” she meant she was ascribing greatness to the great and glorious God of heaven. She was but a humble servant, but He is worthy of all praise. She was not blessed because of her own goodness, but because of the presence of the Lord’s Christ in her womb. Not only did she praise Him for considering her, but as she sang her song she praised God for His mercy toward Israel, for upsetting the corrupt social system, and for remembering the promises delivered to Abraham and the patriarchs.
God is good. He is especially good toward His people. This Christmas season let us celebrate and worship the Lord as we consider all He has done for us through Jesus Christ. May our souls, like Mary’s, magnify the Lord!
God bless each and every one of you is my prayer,