One of the greatest worship songs ever sung:
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)
It was the overflow of the overwhelming joy she felt when she received news that the long-awaited Messiah would be formed by God in her womb. This Christmas season, may we sing like Mary, may we lift praise to God from the depths of our hearts for we have received mercy and we celebrate the great Savior of mankind, Jesus Christ.