We saw already what Mary thought of herself, she did not think she was perfect, or better than anyone else, she was humble. That humility carries through the next statement regarding the work God was going to do in her. She was going to give birth to a son without any sexual contact. That cannot be done, except for God. God did a miracle in having Mary be pregnant. Not only is God mighty, but holy. The word holy is set apart, God is like no other, He is God, the only God and there is none like Him. Mary's words remind me of Jeremiah's centuries earlier "Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might." (Jeremiah 10:6).
We can also exclaim Mary's words of God's might and holiness, but we must not forget that in all the blessing that would come from this event, there was the potential of much persecution. She was pregnant and not married and this was condemned by the Jewish society of the day. This was not going to be an easy road for Mary, and yet she still praised God. We have a mighty God who speaks to us through His Word. And he is also Holy. God desires to use us in spite of our weaknesses, and we ought to praise Him for all that He gives us just as Mary did 2000 years ago.
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton