And Mary said,
My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate
of his servant. For behold, from now on all
generations will call me blessed; for he who
is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of
their hearts; he has brought down the mighty
from their thrones and exalted those of
humble estate; he has filled the
hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
Mary’s song records her jubilation at the impending birth of her son, Jesus.
She recognizes God as her Saviour. He is not just an uninvolved God. No, she tells of mercy and kindness. He has mercy for those who fear him.
She also shows how God often works. God uses the weak things of this world and exalts them. God does not take pleasure in human pride. He is not impressed by human strength or wealth.
He also remembers his promises and always fulfils them.