46 Mary responded, “Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. 47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! 48 For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed. 49 For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me. 50 He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear him. 51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones. 52 He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble. 53 He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands. 54 He has helped his servant Israel and remembered to be merciful. 55 For he made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and his children forever.” 56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back to her own home.
Mary’s song of praise is magnificent. Her faith, taking God at his word that she would indeed mother the Saviour of the world, released such a joy into her heart that praise overflowed. She grasped incomprehensible, invisible, eternal things through believing God. She released a psalm that positioned her future in the midst of generations of God’s faithfulness, ‘His mercy extends to those who fear him from generation to generation’ v50.
I am so humbled by the fact that I too am part of those ‘generations’. His mercy extends to me for all circumstances and through all times. Where is my song of praise? Where is my declaration that ‘from now on all generations will call me blessed?’ Because that is indeed what I am, blessed.
I am overwhelmed Lord by your love and faithfulness, that you have shown yourself unchanging throughout all time, I praise you this day for you are a magnificent God who ‘has done great things for me’. Amen
Written by Rosie Walker