Fearing, Knowing, and Loving
Read: LUKE 1:46-55
Mary’s song, often called the Magnificat, is so beautiful! It gives the worship due to our mighty, holy, merciful, sovereign, able, providential, helpful, faithful God. But it’s also a powerful challenge to the status quo. In Mary’s time, society placed fences and walls around women, who were devalued and marginalized.
So it is significant that Mary could see these insights. She is able to recognize God for who God is—look at all the attributes she declares. And she reminds us that God continues to remember God’s promises to Abraham made so many generations ago. Though society relegated women to lowly estate, Mary fears, knows, and loves God.
God, make me a change agent. Help me to fear, know, and love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength—and help me to help others fear, know, and love you too! AMEN.