Luke 1:46,47 Mary begins her song with "My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior." Many times we read this and we don't even think of what she is saying. Mary is pouring out her heart to the Lord and she says that He is to be magnified. Not only is God to be praised and lifted up, but she rejoices in that her Savior has come. We must realize that every Jewish girl hoped for the Messiah to be born of her. So for Mary to now realize that it is her to be the mother of the Lord Jesus must have been astounding and overwhelming for her. She also knows that she has not had and sexual contact with anyone, and so this special miracle of her being found pregnant would have further proven to her that God was with her. Mary knows that this is all of God and not of her, He has done the work not Mary or Joseph or some other person, it was God who brought this miracle to her. Lastly, she states very clearly that this child would not just be her son, but also her Savior! Mary needed a Savior, she was not perfect, or immaculate as some would say, Mary was an average young girl that happened to be blessed by God. These same that teach that Mary was perfect also state that she was perpetually (or always) a virgin, which is not the case (Matthew 13:55,56).
Though we are not going to give birth to the Messiah, or likely experience this type of miracle, we can worship God for bringing the Savior to us. Without the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, we would not have the Death and Burial and Resurrection of Jesus. So as we begin this Christmas Season let's remember that the real reason He came was so that He could die for you!