And 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. And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts; he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate; he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.” (Luke 1:46-55 ESV)
Hymn ELH 268: 1 On Mary, Virgin Undefiled
On Mary, Virgin undefiled,
Did God bestow His favor;
She bore a Son, the spotless Child,
To Him be praise forever!
He hath us all from sin set free;
Our stay be He,
And rest eternal give us!
Heavenly Father, thank You for fulfilling all Your promises and the prophecies of the Messiah who was to come. Give me joy in Your Word, as You gave to Mary. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.