“Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has looked on the humble estate of His servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name.’”Luke 1:46-49 (ESV)
Believing an impossible Promise, Mary traveled to see Zacharias and Elizabeth (who was pregnant with John the Baptist). Her world would never be the same. The impossible Promise became a possibility that changed the world.
When Mary arrived, John leaped in Elizabeth’s womb, and Elizabeth greeted Mary.
“Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”Luke 1:45 (ESV)
Praising God and rejoicing, Mary proclaimed that she believed the Promise.
She did not understand how the Promise would unfold. She did not know that she would give birth in a stable, wrap her Son in swaddling cloths, and lay Him in a feeding trough.
Mary believed the Promise that she would bear the Messiah and glorified God. An impossibility became a possibility that changed the world.Tweet
What Mary knew was that with God, all things were possible. What Mary knew was that what was impossible for her, was possible with God.
Mary remembered how God had worked in the nation of Israel. Mary recounted the promises, the strength, the provision of God, and she knew that her God was mighty and had done great things for her.
Mary believed God for the impossible. Do you?
Mighty God and Father, we magnify You as Lord of all. Thank You for using frail vessels like Mary, and like us, to watch impossibility turn into possibility. We believe; help our unbelief. Have Your way with us today. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
- Read Luke 1:46-56. What does the Scripture reveal about Mary’s faith?
- Personalize Luke 1:46-56 and make it your prayer.
- How will you apply this Scripture today?