The Sixth Day of Advent
And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever,just as he promised our ancestors.” Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home. Luke 1:46-56 New International Version (NIV)
This is known as Mary’s Song. Inside Mary was the hope of the world and for all humanity. This is a literal as well as spiritual thought. Inside Mary was Jesus- the Savior of the world and mankind. Mary was a teenage girl when she had Jesus. As a teenage girl I can’t imagine the overwhelming responsibility of raising the Son of God. In that way, she had hope literally inside her. More importantly, she carried hope for all people. In the scripture above it states, “His mercy extends to those who fear Him, from generation to generation.” This demonstrates our eternal hope because his mercy goes from generation to generation. He never stops loving us and that gives us hope. In verse 53 it states, “He has filled the hungry with good things…” The Lord provides for our needs. The Lord gives us hope. Through Him we will be blessed now, for generations to come, and throughout eternity. He is merciful, loving and kind. My hope is in the Lord! Are there ways you can share this hope with others today?
This week’s Re:Verse passage is Matthew 1:18 – 2:12