And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. —Luke 1:46-47
In her hymn of praise (Luke 1:46-55), Mary extolled the perfection of God. Through Gabriel’s promise of God’s fulfillment of His promises regarding the Messiah, she saw all His divine perfection: His power, His holiness, His mercy, and His faithfulness.
It is only through the incarnation of Jesus that we learn to know God in His omnipotence, holiness, mercy, and faithfulness. If He had never come to earth as a man, we would have lived forever in spiritual ignorance.
Everything Mary sang has come to pass, as the life of her Son played a revolutionary role in the life and history of mankind. Without Him all life is based on principles totally opposed to the right foundations for true life.
From the earliest times, “Mary’s Hymn,” commonly known as “The Magnificat,” has been used in the praises of the Christian church. Make it your song of praise this Christmas season. Lift up your voice and proclaim the magnificence of the God we serve.
Jesus, I sing Your praise. I declare Your glory.
I give honor to Your name. You are the
Magnificat of my life. Amen.