After Mary found out that God had chosen her to give birth to His Son, Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit, she gave this humble proclamation:
My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant;
For behold, henceforth 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 on those who fear Him
From generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
And exalted the lowly.
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 seed forever.
God’s promise was that He would bless all nations through Abraham’s Seed. Thank you, Lord, for blessing me and forgiving me and giving me grace. Thank you for sending your One and only Son to take the sins of the world (my sins) on His shoulders and paying the price.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Mary was in awe and showed gratitude for God for His blessing and allowing her to be part of it. I think she would be heartbroken if she knew that people today put her on a pedestal and create graven images of her and pray to her. She is not God, but she was a godly woman and gave praise to the One and Only, Christ, the Savior of the world. Our salvation is through Jesus Christ, and Christ alone. Let us follow her example, to humble ourselves and give praise to God, to surrender to Jesus Christ and live for Him and let go of anything that separates us from Him. Trust in Him and let the Holy Spirit guide our paths.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
As Mary says in this poem, we should remember to humble ourselves and not be proud. God uses those who are humble to do great things. I hope I can be one of those. May you be blessed by these words.