Mary’s prayer…“My soul magnifies the Lord.” To magnify means to make something look bigger than it appears to our eyes. We use a telescope or a set of binoculars to magnify objects that are far away. Magnifying doesn’t make those objects bigger, but helps us to see them as they truly are.
Instead of allowing her thoughts to drift to what she didn’t know, she reflected on what she DID know. My God is good. He is kind. He is faithful to His promises. He is answering the prayers of His people. God is merciful.
How do I respond when I receive unexpected news? What do I magnify? My circumstances, anxieties and questions – or the Lord?
- Micah 5:2 - 5
- Luke 1:39 - 56