And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. Luke 1:46-49
Mary, the mother of Jesus, lived a simple and humble life like many of us today. She was not special nor did she have extraordinary abilities that allowed her to bear the Son of God in her womb. She was simply chosen and highly favored by God, for it pleased Him (Psalm 135:6 The Lord does whatever pleases him, in the heavens and on the earth, in the seas and all their depths. & Luke 1:30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.). Mary knew this too, for she said in her song of praise unto the LORD:
… My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name (Luke 1:46-49).
Mary had such an awareness of how privileged and honorable it would be to carry God’s only Begotten Son in her womb, even though she was just a lowly servant girl. That’s why she was so thankful that God had exalted her, for she knew that she had been given something she didn’t deserve.
Many times, we can take for granted being a child of God and being given all the inheritances of heaven through the blood of Jesus Christ, such that we focus more on the negative things in our lives, rather than the blessings of God we receive each day. Mary’s life teaches us to be aware of how blessed and privileged we are to be called sons and daughters of God because of what Jesus Christ has done, just as she was blessed to carry the Son of God in her womb.
You may forget to thank God for Jesus Christ giving His life for your freedom by focusing on the things that you dislike and on negative situations, but that isn’t helping you at all. As you become grateful for the things that God has done for you, God will lift you up and exalt you above the negativity or ugliness in your life. Begin to see what God is doing in your life each day and offer Him thanksgiving and praises. Then, He will lift you up just like Mary, a lowly servant who was chosen and favored to carry the Savior of the world in her womb.