Mary’s song from Luke 1 is one of my favorite passages. I’m not the only one, theologians have been writing about the Magnificat (this is what Mary’s song is called in church tradition) for the better part of 1700 years. One reason why it is so often written about is that it is a beautiful song. The second reason is that it contains some of the greatest theological themes in the whole Bible. Mary, despite her lowly state, believes the angel’s message. Further, she accepts the task of carrying this child. Beyond that, she actually praises God: “My soul exalts the Lord . . . for the Mighty One has done great things for me . . . “ Mary’s faith and praise of God is beyond amazing - it’s a model for us all.
God has asked each one of us to be a part of His plan for the earth. The apostle Paul reminds us many times that we have a ministry in the Kingdom of God. What is your ministry in the Kingdom? What task has Jesus asked you to as His servant? I doubt that it is as serious or as revolutionary as Mary’s task. Nevertheless, it is of utmost importance to God. No matter the task, embrace it. Not matter how hard it is, embrace it and praise God for it. God is doing great things in and for you. He will continue to do them!