Mary’s Song: A Christmas Reading
This Christmas day we are taking a break from our regularly scheduled episodes, but wanted to leave you with a reading of Mary’s Song, The Magnificat, as a way to celebrate the radical nature of the incarnation and the Advent season.
- Related podcast episode: The Revolution in Mary’s Magnificat with Dr. Chelle Stearns
Hey everyone, I’m Trevor, one of the producers of The Allender Center Podcast. We wanted to take a minute to wish you a very merry Christmas.
This week we will be taking a break from our regularly scheduled episodes but we wanted to leave you with a bonus episode before returning in the new year. A few weeks ago Dan and Rachael talked with Dr. Chelle Stearns about Mary’s Magnificat, its significance to our faith, and what it calls us towards.
So this Christmas day we wanted to leave you with a reading of Mary’s Song, The Magnificat, as a way to celebrate the radical nature of the incarnation and the Advent season.
Merry Christmas from ours to yours.
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant.
Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for the Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
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 powerful from their thrones,
and lifted up the lowly;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
according to the promise he made to our ancestors,
to Abraham and to his descendants forever.”