《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “And Mary said: “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.”” (Luk 1:46-48)
Meditation one: Why is Mary blessed among women? Because God made her to give birth to Jesus the Savior through her pregnancy. At that time, she needed faith and courage since she was not yet married. She disregarded other people’s misunderstanding, reproach, and gossip, but moved by the Holy Spirit and sang praises to God (Luk 1:46-55). You are now saved but have you offered your thankfulness to the Lord?
Meditation two: What do we see from Mary’s praise? Although she was the mother of the Lord Jesus, she did not honor herself, but humbly honored the Lord Jesus who had not yet been born. She led people to worship of the true God, not to worship herself. She acknowledged that she was just a humble maid, an ordinary person used by God. Only those who glorify the Lord can keep the Lord’s word; only those who rejoice in the Lord can serve the Lord enthusiastically.
Prayer: Thank God. You became flesh for the sake of saving the world. But who am I? Salvation can even come upon such a trivial person like me. Please remind me, while doing anything, first ask myself, “Do I do this is to glorify the Lord? Has the name of the Lord been glorified?” Lord, if I still can be used, I would dedicate the rest of my life for You. I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus. Amen!