Mary’s Song of Praise

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.” Luke 1:46-55

Before Jesus was born and Mary even saw the promise of God fulfilled, she believed God at His word, and she worshipped the Lord. We don’t have to wait to worship. We can worship Him now, trusting and believing in His character. He is worthy of our worship.

Here are two questions to reflect on and discuss as a family or on your own:

  1. If you wrote a “song of praise” to the Lord, what would you thank Him for today?

  2. Mary praises God for the way He blessed her personally, then also in general for who He is. What does Mary say about God’s character in these verses?

Pray: “We rejoice in You, our Lord and our God! You are strong and mighty and full of mercy and grace. Refresh us with Your presence, we praise You for You have done great things!”

As a Family: Make a journal of praise, sharing specific ways God has been good to your family and what you know to be true about His character. Add to this through this season of Advent, remembering to thank God for all He has done, for He has done great things!