|Rev. George Sinclair|
Luke 1:39-56 - (ESVUK)
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be[a] a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat
46 And Mary said,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring for ever.”
- Almighty God, please help me to daily remember that I was created to glorify You and enjoy You forever. AMEN.
- Almighty God, please help me to grow in self forgetful, healing humility.
- Almighty God, please grant me an ever deeper fear of you and an ever deeper resting in your mercy. AMEN.
- Jesus Messiah, I trust that You keep Your promises, so in Your mercy cast down my pride and power and presumption and in Your mercy lift me up and fill me up and keep me Yours forever. Thank You. AMEN.