As we look more into the words of Mary as penned by Dr. Luke, we see that she was humble. "For He hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed."(Luke 1:48) Mary wanted to magnify the Lord, but she knew that in order for Him to be seen she would have to not be seen. Mary was truly humble, she wasn't pretending to be humble or putting herself down. the word humble means "to think lowly of oneself", and that is true, however it isn't to bring yourself so far down that you disregard who you are. Instead it is giving all the glory to God, to realize that we are nothing compared to Him, and that He deserves all praise, and honor, and worship. Mary could have been proud to give birth to the Lord Jesus, yet she was humble. She knew that this was not of her, there was nothing she had that other women didn't have, she was simply chosen by God.
We also see that she knew that this event would give her fame. This young peasant girl was giving birth to the Savior, not a queen or rich lady. She would be called blessed forever. We see today that Mary is praised for her role in bringing the Savior to the world, and Mary knew that this was to happen. Praise God for how He works in lives, and how we can be used for His Glory!
Mary was truly a humble lady, and she was grateful for what she was involved in. This song of praise that is recorded shows to us that Mary wanted to serve the Lord and she was willing to be a part of this great opportunity.
We also have been given much opportunity to share the Gospel, and for those of us who know Jesus as Savior are to be humble for the Word says "God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble." (James 4:7)
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton