Luke 1: 46-55
46 And Mary said,
This is known as the “Magnificat” or Mary’s Song. We sing it at evensong. Mary said these words after the angel Gabriel had told her that she would become pregnant with Jesus. Mary is reflecting on how God has remembered her – a poor, pre-pubescent girl from the back of beyond. Mary would have been pretty low down in the status pecking-order. But God didn’t view her as the world viewed her.
But what if we read those words afresh? What would the world look like if Mary’s words came true? What would happen to our pecking orders?
Re-read those words very slowly, stopping at the end of each phrase and letting the words sink in.
As you read the words again, listen to yourself saying those words, as if you were Mary. How does that make you feel?
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