As we draw near to Christmas, may our hearts sing the song with Mary, proclaiming with gratitude, the greatness of God’s abundance, love, and grace.
“My soul magnifies the Lord. My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior, for God has looked upon the lowliness of this servant and from now, all generations will call me blessed. God has shown strength with a mighty arm. God lifts up the lowly. God brings down the powerful. God fills the hungry with good things and the rich God drives empty away.”
Mary, overshadowed by the presence of God, burst into song. These beautiful words are called the Magnificat. They are found in Luke 1. They are the song which we sing as Christmas comes. God comes to us in surprising ways. God chose a poor teenage girl to be the bearer of the Savior of the world.
As we gaze upon the Nativity scenes of this blessed time, we watch again the beautiful story unfold. Mary and Joseph making their trek to Bethlehem. The birth of Jesus. The singing of angels. The worship of the shepherds. The rising of a star and the drawing of Magi from afar to bring gifts to the one who is born Savior of the world.
With Mary, we sing in anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ. God gathers us to God’s own heart in this surprising and wondrous way. Like Mary, we are overshadowed by God’s abundance, God’s grace and God’s love.
May the fullness of God’s love and grace be yours this Christmas.