God Makes the World Our Home
46And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, 49for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. 50His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. 51He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. 52He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. 53He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. 54He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful 55to Abraham and his descendants forever, just as he promised our ancestors.”
At the micro-level:
At the macro-level:
Emmanuel - “God with us”
The Context: Luke 1: 5-25 - reread v. 25; 1:26-38 - reread v. 28
Hannah’s song - I Samuel 1:1-10
“The Magnificat” Stanley Jones says, “the Magnificat is the most revolutionary document in the world”
3 questions to take home with you today:
- How about you? Does your soul magnify the Lord?
- Do people see Christ’s love and goodness in you?
- Are you letting God work within you to accomplish His will?
Randy Reese is Co-Directing Pastor of Calvary UMC