“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.”  ~from Mary’s Magnificat, Luke 1:46-49

Our Father blessed Mary, the mother of Jesus, in ways that you and I cannot understand. Yet as we now enter the Christmas weekend, may we seriously and reverently take her words as our own. May our lips and our hearts understand and proclaim both the language of praise and the attitude of obligation.

May we comprehend fully the depth of our condition—our sin, our grief, our lost-ness—and understand completely the heights to which our loving and merciful God has lifted us. God has delivered us with a great salvation! He has reconciled us back to him through his holy Son. He has saved us! We are blessed with a conscious, eternal life with God and all the goodness of the eternal Kingdom of Heaven.

He has rescued us and enabled us to “serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.” 

May we rejoice in the truth of his great love. May we find in God our Savior refuge and strength. May we welcome him, trust him, and rest in him. May we praise him for his faithfulness and grace. And may we honor him before the world.

May we “magnify the Lord” with the praise of our lips, the obedience of our lives, and active service in his Kingdom.


Due to all the activities of the upcoming week—I’m not JUST watching football—the blogging will be sporadic at best. Please know that you have my family’s best wishes for a wonderful Christmas season and we pray for you all the grace and peace from our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ.

Thank you for reading the blog. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. Thank you for participating in reflective thought on the faith. May our Father bless us to better understand the faith so as to better live the faith.