Devotional: Songs of Christmas: Mary’s Song 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.”


What does your life magnify?  You have seen the guy with a truck decked out in his favorite football team – the one who only wears shirts and hats marked with his team’s logo.  There is no question where his sports allegiance lies is there?  He might even have a whole room, a shrine if you will, at home dedicated to memorabilia.  If you are that guy, it’s OK.  We love you still.


It seems somewhat silly in this connection, but as the people of God our lives are to reflect Jesus.  Our lives are to magnify the Lord.  Our culture offers countless things we can dedicate ourselves to otherwise, but the Christian is to be grounded and centered in Christ.


So what does your life magnify?


What action can you take to seek the glory of God this week?


How do prayer and humbleness account for a soul that magnifies the Lord?



The Father

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