December 11th – Luke 1:46-56

Luke 1:46-56

Many are the carols and songs we sing at Christmas, and we each have our favorites. But one of the greatest Christmas songs, and probably least known, is the song sung by Mary. The young mother blessed by God to birth the Savior of the world, sang the very first Christmas song. Called the Magnificat, Mary’s song resulted from a visit to her cousin Elizabeth in the Judean hill country. Elizabeth had blessed Mary greatly, causing the young pregnant mother to burst out in praise and thanks to God. The word “Magnificat”, means to glorify or magnify. And that’s what this humble, young servant of God did. Mary sang of the glory of God. Of His holiness, mercy, and great power. A song we too should sing not just at Christmas, but every day of the year!