46 And Mary  said:

 “My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me--
holy is his name.

 Luke 1:46-49 (NIV)
Wow! Now, the other woman starts to gab. Yesterday, we looked at how women can use their gift of gab to build others up  or tear them down. Elizabeth used her gift of gab to build Mary up. Then, Mary  takes the opportunity to use her gift of gab in another way. She praises God. Of  course, it is not just her song that praises God.  Her very life praises
God.

 She says, “He has been mindful of the humble  state of his servant.” She saw herself in a low, humble state, and she saw  herself as a servant. God had built her up through the angel and through  Elizabeth. She still saw herself as a servant, but she did recognize what God  had done in her life. She said, “From now on all generations will call me blessed.” She did not say they would call her blessed because she did great things. She said, “for the Mighty One has done great things for me.”

 At this point, she was an unwed pregnant girl.  She was going to give birth in a barn. This great Son of hers would sit in boats  with fisherman, not on thrones with princes. Considering all of this, we look  back generations later and call Mary blessed. God using this lowly servant to birth the Messiah shows His great power. Only God could have taken this servant and used her to birth a King. Mary’s life spoke more powerfully than any words could speak.

 When we praise God with both our mouths and our lives, He can truly be glorified. God has made us amazing creatures, so there are many good things we can do by striving. The great things that people will remember for generations are the things God  does through us. Let’s live out those things which He has called us to do, living lives that glorify Him. Let’s also remind others where the power to do all that is noble comes from, by glorifying God with our words.


Tomorrows reading Luke 1:50-53

 


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