“And Mary said, My soul magnifies and extols the Lord.” Luke 1:46
In the book of Luke we are told of the conversation between Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, both women pregnant miraculously. Now Elizabeth was not pregnant by the Holy Spirit, but she was beyond child-bearing age, similar to Sarah of the old testament, yet she was pregnant. She knew that God had smiled on her by giving her a child and now her young cousin joined in her anticipation. It’s wonderful that the Lord would give young Mary a companion to build her faith and help anchor her soul. Our verse today comes after she has visited with Elizabeth.
This is a great example for me, that my sisters and brothers in Christ encourage me to magnify and extol the Lord in my life.