- Renée Coventry
Mary Magnified the Lord, Day 7
Reading, Luke 1:46-56
Before the promise to Mary was fulfilled, she had already entered into a spirit of thanksgiving and worship, proclaiming the goodness of God to His people. Her song is called "The Magnificat," from the Latin for "My soul magnifies the Lord." How beautiful that Mary should sing her song of praise in faith, believing that every Word of God is true, knowing that God watches over His word to perform it.
Mary could have been silent. She could have said, "Oh, well, let's just wait and see if God will do what He said He would. Elizabeth, don't say anything until we know God will follow through on this." But no; Mary believed the Word of the Lord and magnified the Lord when all she had was His Word – it was enough. And that is true for all of us. God's Word is enough. Our praise doesn't begin at the fulfillment of the Word, but at the moment it is given! Just as Abraham, a patriarch of Israel, believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness (Gen. 15:6), Mary had an enduring trust, a childlike faith, that caused her to rejoice and exult the Lord and His ongoing faithfulness.
Do we? Do we magnify the Lord and become excited at partnering with God in His plans when He gives us a clear promise? I challenge you today to reflect on some of God's promises to you and begin to praise Him as though they have already been fulfilled. God's Word in your life is as powerful as it was in Mary's. He hasn't forgotten; He is watching over His Word to perform it. "O, magnify the Lord with me; let us exalt His Name together" (Ps. 34:3).