This Is My Story; This Is My Song.

Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.
And Mary said: My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And Holy is His Name.
. . . He has shown strength with His arm;
He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly.
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 his seed forever.  Luke 1:45-55 (NKJV)

The angel Gabriel was sent by God with a message to the virgin Mary: "Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son and you are to call Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High."  Luke 1:30-32

Mary, being a virgin, asked the angel how this could be. The angel responded that the Holy Spirit of God would overshadow Mary and then she would conceive.
Angel Gabriel then added, "Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For with God, nothing will be impossible."  (Luke 1:36-37).  Mary believed the word of God from the angel.

Mary then went to visit Elizabeth and Elizabeth said to her, "Blessed is she who believed for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord." (Luke 1:45).  
With that encouragement, Mary began to sing a song to magnify the Lord and thank Him for looking past her lowly state to exalt her.

May the song of Mary be your song this New Year:
May generations rise up and call you blessed.
May God do great things for you.
May His mercy be on you now and forever.
May God show you strength with His arm.
May God exalt you from every lowly area in your life.
May God help you in remembrance of His mercy.

Let this song and the story of the angelic visitation be your story and your song! 

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for putting a song and a story of joy and blessing in my life on this New Year. Amen.