After the baby inside of Elizabeth leaped for joy at the sound of Mary’s voice, Mary broke out in song, praising God for His gracious actions to redeem the world.
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed.”
As Scripture does so many times, the writer wrote this song in the “past tense”, yet they describe God’s actions in “the future.” What Luke is trying to tell us, through Mary’s song, that God’s promises are “yea”; what He ordained in eternity past will come true before eternity future.
Truth be told, even at this time of the year, we are often more sad-hearted than we are filled with joy.
The world promises happiness, and in some cases, it delivers, temporarily. But when the music stops and reality sets in, we realize we were even sadder than we were before.
If you want joy, real joy, everlasting joy, let Jesus come into your heart!