Mary's SongAnd Mary said:
"My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
or 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 performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered 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."
As Christmas aprroaches I can not help but to think of our Savior's Birth. Now, after giving birth to a son I cannot imagine what Mary went through knowing that her son was the promised Savior. Dr. Rummage, one of the best preachers I have ever heard, preached a sermon on these verses. His three points taken from the text are:
"My Soul Magnifies the Lord"
1) Through Jesus Christ God has given us a underserved blessing (vs. 47-50)
2) Through Jesus Christ God has given us a unmatched strength (vs. 51-53)
3) Through Jesus Christ God has given us a unshakable promise (vs. 54-55)
We really are either magnifying the Lord with or life or we are failing to see him. Are we knowing him and making him known?
Go to hear some great sermons by Dr. Rummage at http://www.hgbc.org/media/index.php?a=l&id=350&modtype=m&type=wmp