Magnifying the Savior

As I considered December, I could sense that extraordinary moment, as if an orchestral symphony was beginning an incredible crescendo.  The hint that something was about to explode in magnificence and splendor.  The cherry on top of the cake, the final flourish, the knowledge that something epic was about to happen – and it does!  “For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:11) Christmas, the crowning achievement of a year filled to the brim with miracles.  The creator becomes the created!

Mary understood the miracle of that very first Christmas. She knew the astonishing significance of this one, grace-filled, day. Luke 1:46 tells us, “And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.” From the moment the angel appeared to Mary she began to magnify the Lord, she rejoiced in her God and Savior. Words of praise and adoration spilled from her lips, Mary did not magnify the Lord merely in her thoughts but with her voice! Loud and full of rejoicing!

I remember as a child being fascinated with the microscope at my father’s office. My Dad would take a tiny ant and place it under the glass, and I would jam my eye against the eyepiece.  Suddenly I could see every detail and every hair on that little ant’s leg, its alien-like eyes looking back at me. I’d gasp with wonder, it was incredible! Magnified!  You see, the more you magnify your Savior the greater He becomes, and the greater He becomes the more you magnify Him! Of course, we cannot make our wonderful, mighty God any greater than He already is or even begin to imagine His actual greatness, but when we magnify our Lord, make known His marvelous deeds, proclaim His abundant goodness then He becomes greater in our eyes. He becomes elevated in the eyes of those around us who hear our proclamation! Faith grows bigger and hope shines brighter.

This December let’s magnify the Lord together, proclaim His abundant goodness and shout His great name in an epic crescendo of praise! Let’s bring our gift of worship to the King of Kings, the Savior of the world, and make His deeds known among the people!  Let’s join with the angels in shouting, “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” (Luke 8:14)

Magnifying our Savior with you,

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