Happy Tuesday Everyone,
The scripture for today is Luke 1:46-47
Luke 1:46-47 And Mary said, my soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
These words of Mary, who was pregnant with Jesus the Savior, spoken as she greeted Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, shows the heart of this most precious chosen vessel of God. She was an obscure and poor young woman, yet God chose her above all others to bear His Son into the world. Finally grasping the magnitude of her calling and the blessed honor that had been bestowed upon her she says, "For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed." Luke 1:48 As she was chosen to bear the Christ, she became an example of praise to God. "Nothing can be added to God, for He is infinite and eternal; therefore the way to magnify Him is to show forth and celebrate those acts in which He has manifested His greatness." Adam Clarke
God, in Christ, manifested His greatness by becoming a man, a real human being born in the most humble of circumstances to the most humble of people. Christ spent his first months of human life in the womb of a poor young woman whose heart was devoted to God, the Son of God in the flesh living inside of a human vessel. That is the greatness of our God and the expression of His love for us. He chose to tabernacle with us, to be one of us and ultimately to die for us; His life for our life. Through His great sacrifice He now transforms us to be like Him; our life for His life. This is what Christ is asking of us today. He promises to make us new and fill us with His Spirit. The infilling of the Holy Spirit is the impartation of God's divine presence into the life of each one who asks and receives Him. His presence joins with us and directs our lives as we surrender to Him. Because of His abiding presence and the promise of eternal life that He gives, we too can say with Mary, "My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior."
God bless you as you continue in His service.