Mary’s Song: Some Observations for Christmas Eve

We read this portion of Scripture for Christmas Eve.

“And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,

and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,

for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;

for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.

And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;

he has brought down the mighty from their thrones and exalted those of humble estate;

he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty.

He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,

as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his offspring forever.””

(Luke 1:46–55 ESV)

A few observations:

  1. Mary spoke these words before Christ was born, while he was in her womb.

  2. Mary’s theology was absolutely astounding. She was educated in general as well as theologically speaking.

  3. Mary saw the complete work of Christ in conquering kingdoms before Christ was even born!

  4. If Mary was poor, poverty did not restrict her from education in the home.

  5. Mary was friends with Elizabeth and Zachariah (a high priest). She obviously had friends that were well acquainted with the Scriptures.

Much more could be said, but these are just a few things to ponder. Merry Christmas Eve!