Daily Encouragement: Year 2, Day 283

From Handbook to God’s Promises

God Is Trustworthy

Luke 1:46–55: The Mighty One

Mary’s exuberant song of praise to the Lord is known as the “Magnificat,” from the first word in its Latin translation. Instead of lamenting about her own seemingly impossible dilemma and uncertain future (Who will believe she is a virgin? Where will she live? What will become of her?), Mary extols God for who He is and what He has done. Her words express an unshakable confidence in the God who will take care of it all.

When the contrary winds of life swirl us in an about-face direction, the Mighty One hovers near and continues to work for our good. We, like Mary, can call upon the One whose name is holy (Luke 1:49), for He remembers to be merciful to us (v. 54).