Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Breath of Heaven

The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Praise

"Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,
and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
For the Mighty One is holy,
and he has done great things for me.
He shows mercy from generation to generation
to all who fear him.
His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.
He has brought down princes from their thrones
and exalted the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away with empty hands.
He has helped his servant Israel
and remembered to be merciful.
For he made this promise to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his children forever.”

Luke 1:46-55 (New Living Translation)


Chatty Kelly said...

Great minds think alike! I've already written my post for tomorrow with the Breath of Heaven song. I love it.

Cindy said...

This is beautiful as well as your last post "I wonder as I am in wonder". Beautiful, beautiful!!

Mrs. Sidney said...

This is a beautiful song and post!! I can't wait for your Christmas Eve post!!

Merry Christmas!!

P.S. I am always inspired by your posts!!

On Purpose said...

I am praising God that Mary was obedient, submissive and willing to trust completely in her purpose...the one God had for her.

Mocha with Linda said...

Love this song!

Sheryl said...

wow...this song has been going through my head all night (yes, songs in my sleep) i thought it meant i was supposed to post it, but i think HE is just trying to get my attention. merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Becca said...

Beautiful. I love that translation.

Aspiemom said...

This was really beautiful. I enjoyed the song so much that I posted it on my blog, also.

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

This was our text from Sunday school this past week. It was so moving to read it slowly, out loud and to really feel Mary's praise and adoration for the Lord Most High!


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