When was the last time our hearts poured out praise to God for all he is and is doing in our lives?
Mary’s response to God of worship comes after she has visited her cousin Elizabeth. In a wonderful indication that God is very aware of our human need to know what he is saying to us is true, Gabriel tells Mary that she is not the only one who is having a baby. One seemingly impossible thing (Mary, a virgin conceiving) is confirmed by another (Elizabeth, in her old age, is also pregnant).
Mary’s song is full of wonderful truths of who God is: Lord, Saviour, the Mighty one. It is full of whonderful truths of what God is like: mindful of our situation, holy, merciful, a God of blessing. For Mary, God is active, purposeful, and working in her life. These truths are turned into worship, Mary’s response to God.
God shows up, not just in history and the pages of our Bibles, but in the details of our lives, as he weaves our lives into his eternal purposes. And God’s activity in our lives always reveals more of the wonder of who God is and what he is like. Such revelation should always lead to exultation!
As we recognise God’s presence in our lives, let’s respond to God in worship, praising him for who he is and what he is like today.