The Perfect Choice

48 “For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; for behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. 49 “For the Mighty One has done great things for me; and holy is His name. 50 “And His mercy is upon generation after generation toward those who fear Him. 51 “He has done mighty deeds with His arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart. 52 “He has brought down rulers from their thrones, and has exalted those who were humble.

Luke 1:49–52

Mary was indeed correct in her prediction that people in the future would count her “blessed.” She would not have tolerated the extreme veneration though, as she was truly humble. From her testimony she warned the exalted proud and the oppressive rulers of their impending doom. One gets the impression that in her mind to accept or even share the worship of people for her role in the coming of the Lord would issue forth divine judgment on her and them.

One of my favorite references to the Creator outside of the Creator is the Lord God Almighty. In Mary’s Magnificat he’s the Mighty One who’s done mighty deeds, for the “small-cased” future mother of Jesus, for Israel, and for all his humble servants. What’s more, he would be the dispenser of mercy from generation to generation to all who would fear him.

We would say today that Mary got it right from the beginning, the perfect choice to serve as the conduit through which the Savior of all humankind would come.

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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