Mary: moved to sing
Luke 1:54-56 “‘…He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.’ Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.”
On Sunday we gave ourselves to this song of Mary – the servant of the most high.
The birth of Jesus had been heralded from long long before the angel ever came to Mary. Mary knew that, which is why she was blown away that God should choose to entwine her little life with that of the King of Heaven. And that prompted her to sing her humble song.
The weaknesses of Mary (the Virgin one) and Elizabeth her cousin (the barren one), are used of God in his unfolding plan of redemptive history to display His might and these women love Him for it. How would either have children given their circumstances? Yet both of them would, by the overcoming power of God.
Their humility glorified God as they wondered at the condescension of their maker to use them! Our souls would do the same this Christmas as we contemplate that the saviour was born a babe for weak sinners like us!