Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. From taking piano lessons to singing in choirs, music has brought happiness into my life. Once in a while, a song will touch me as no other does and fill me with joy.
Mary was filled with the Spirit as she praised God in song for remembering her as a humble servant. She felt blessed beyond belief to be chosen by God to bring Jesus into the world, and because of this awesome honour bestowed upon her, she would always be remembered.
Knowing Mary’s circumstances and the society she lived in, she must have had times of feeling frightened. We aren’t told much of her feelings after this song. It emphasizes her willingness to be the vessel to bring salvation into the world. Mary stands as a model for us to emulate in her faith and willingness to be a part of God’s plan. Let us be as brave and faithful as this young woman to be used by God every day of our lives in whatever way is needed.
Gracious God, help us to be willing servants and be the vessel you need to show your infinite love for all. Amen. — NK