Monday, December 12, 2011

Mary's Song

Luke 1: 46-56
 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.”
 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

I love these verses.  Mary shows her heart and why God chose her.  She is the humblest person.  She doesn't take any credit for anything.  She states that generations will call her blessed, because of what God has done great things for her.  He noticed her, he lifted her up, he has done good things for all people.  
In one cantata, these verses were made into a song.  It is a song I will always remember when I think of Mary.  it  shows that she praised God because he picked her, even though she didn't know what was going to happen.  She just new that God needed her and she would do her best for him and the baby she was carrying.

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