• Read Mary’s Magnificat in Luke 1:46-55:
  • (Luk 1:46 ESV) And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
  • (Luk 1:47 ESV) and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
  • (Luk 1:48 ESV) for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
  • (Luk 1:49 ESV) for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
  • (Luk 1:50 ESV) And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.
  • (Luk 1:51 ESV) He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
  • (Luk 1:52 ESV) he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;
  • (Luk 1:53 ESV) he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.
  • (Luk 1:54 ESV) He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
  • (Luk 1:55 ESV) as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”


Mary pours out the praise with the song recorded in Luke’s gospel.  Every line of this is dripping with attribution of glory to God.  In large part, she is showing us that a soul dedicated to the Lord is a soul that brings glory to the Lord in all things.  Mary, it says, was favored by God and she was chosen for this unique role in bearing the Messiah.  Of all of the history of all mankind there is only one Messiah and she is the sole human forever to be chosen to carry Him, birth Him, and nurture Him to adulthood.  What a terrific blessing that is, but also what a daunting responsibility as well.



Make a list of your own.  

What did Mary attribute to God in her song?


What can you recall that God has done around your life?



God the Father has eternally existed in the past and will eternally exist forever in the future.  He alone is the sovereign creator and supreme ruler of everything.  He is unchanging, omnipresent,  omnipotent, omniscient and entirely holy in every capacity.

Genesis 1:1, Exodus 3:14, Genesis 1:26-27, Isaiah 40:28, Romans 11:36, Malachi 3:6-7, James 1:17-18, 1 Kings 8:27, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 28:18-20, Job 9:19, Revelation 19:6, Luke 1:37, Isaiah 40:28, Isaiah 40:13-14, Psalm 147:5, 1 Timothy 1:17, Jude 1:25, Romans 11:33-34, Romans 16:27, Isaiah 6:3, Revelation 4:8, Psalm 111:9