Continuing in our study of the "Magnificat" we will look at verses 48-50 today:
“…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.”The next thing that Mary sings about, after noting that God was her Savior, was that He had favored her. Mary probably considered herself one of the last people that God would reach down and honor. She is a simple, unpretentious girl from a tiny, agrarian town. What in the world would God do with someone as ordinary as she?
But that's just it! God is a God of grace. His name is holy -- His whole person is holy, and infinitely above all of the humans on earth, and the creatures, too. He is incomparably greater than all.
But in spite of that, He looks graciously on us. To choose Mary was an act of grace, and God looks with mercy on those whose hearts and minds are filled with a reverent regard for Him. For those who know that it's the blessings of God that make us truly rich, His grace and mercy are jewels that we hold dear.
That brings us to this: today is our usual day for prayer requests. God is awaiting our prayers; when we trust Him to be faithful and open our hearts to Him, He will bless us. He Who is mighty will do great things for us. His grace and peace will be with us.
Is there a request that we can pray about with you?
Do you have a praise for answered prayer that you can share?