TODAY’S MEDITATION – “My soul magnifies the Lord” (Luke 1:1-48)

This verse should be one of the key verses every believer should remember, especially when going through tough situations. My brother, my sister, do you know what it meant to be pregnant without being married at the time of Jesus’ birth? If today’s society has made single motherhood a norm, let me remind you that it is certainly not natural because it is not in the plan of God and it was not a simple matter then! Now, look: Mary has just had the revelation that she will conceive a son, tough she is a virgin (verses 30-35).Now, my friend, when a situation that may trouble you appears, how do you react? (yes, Mary was first “greatly troubled” (verse 29). You see, instead of panicking, the first thing she did was to trust the Lord and so she answered the angel: “I am the Lord’s servant…May your word to me be fulfilled” (Verse 38). Then, instead of turning herself to herself thinking ‘what will people say when they know? what would happen to me now? will Joseph understand what’s happening, etc???’… But, as she submitted to the Lord’s will, He filled her soul with joy, so much that when she received her cousin’s visit all she could do was singing that great joy: “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” (verses 47-48). What does this teach us? The Word of God says everything works for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:38). So, we should never worry in front of a tough situation, but rather praise, glorify and magnify the Lord in tough situations, focusing on past blessings to keep hope for blessings to come. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [retweet] [facebook]