“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.”
This song of Mary’s known as ‘The Magnificat’ gives us a glimpse of her meekness. Mary was most likely in her early teens when an angel of the Lord visited her and told her she would birth the Savior of the world, yet it is undeniable that she trusted Him wholeheartedly. Mary’s trust in the LORD stemmed from knowing Him and acknowledging that He saw and knew her.
Initially, Mary was confused about how she could get pregnant as a virgin, but she quickly accepted God’s will for her life. Mary knew the consequences of what could happen to her when people would see her pregnancy; her family could be ruined, her character would be questioned, her ability to marry would be compromised, and she could face death for her “sin.” Regardless of the potential dangers and loss Mary could meet upon accepting God’s will, she chose to give glory to God.
"HER TRUST IN THE LORD STEMMED FROM KNOWING HIM AND ACKNOWLEDGING THAT HE SAW AND KNEW HER."
LORD, you are sovereign. Thank you for giving my life purpose. Please forgive me for trusting in myself instead of turning to you. Please help me to incline my ear to your voice and surrender my plans to your will. You are almighty, and I give you all of the glory and praise today!