When Joseph found out about the pregnancy, he went and took a nap. When Mary found out, she went to visit a friend and sang a song.
Mary’s song is often called the Magnificat, after the way the song begins when sung in Latin. It has been sung by Christians throughout the church and on down the ages.
Take a few minutes today to slowly read or sing this song. Ask the Lord to draw your attention to a particular word or phrase that would be helpful for you to mull over today.
From Luke 1:46-55
And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”