Luke 1:46

1 Samuel 2:1-11, Luke 1:46-55

Luke 1:46 (New International Version)

My soul glorifies the Lord


Mary says her soul glorifies the Lord. Literally, magnifies or expands the Lord. How can a human enlarge the Lord? How can we make God greater than he already is?

Perhaps the problem is not so much how great God is, but how small our appreciation of him is. You may have heard the phrase “your God is too small”. Perhaps God appears small as he appears to be so far away from us – like a distant galaxy or even a supernova that, while overwhelming in itself, is just a pinprick in our firmament. Only through a powerful telescope can the true nature of the distant glow be discerned.

Mary’s song delineates the nature of God and brings it all nearer and into focus. God is mighty, and has done great things. He turns expectations upside down, disturbing the comfortable and comforting the disturbed. He has not forgotten his promise of blessing to Abraham and his family (Genesis 12:1-3).

Of course, God is not far away, but has, in fact, dwelt among us. He came as close to us as can be. This is what Christmas celebrates. This is the melody of Mary’s song.



3 thoughts on “Luke 1:46

  1. And like a telescope magnifies the stars so they can be seen more clearly, we can help others see more clearly what God has done for us.

    A city on a hill cannot be hidden. So let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

  2. Thank you Lewis’. Why was Hannah making such melody unto The Lord? The previous chapter we see he having a heavy heart because she was not able to have a child. But as Hannah leaves her burden with The Lord we can see that her spirit was no longer sad v18. What burdens are we carrying that we need to hand over to God and trust Him with today? Maybe we can be encouraged by doing this as we go to gather as one today at Church.
    Cast your cares……….

  3. And when we leave our burdens with The Lord when He answers our prayers may we too have a song that glorifies Him.

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