Luke 1:46-48 (NIVUK)
46 And Mary said:
‘My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant….
Mary celebrates because God ‘has been mindful of the humble state of his servant’. God chooses Mary not because she is perfect or mighty, but because she is imperfect and lowly. As someone who is also imperfect and not really all that significant, that brings me hope. The thought that God might be aware of and think about us, is really quite astonishing.
Almighty Father, we rejoice in your being mindful of those who are in the grand scheme of things, insignificant, such is your grace and compassion!