“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. for he has looked upon his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation."
I feel like I am hearing these words for the first time -- with a whole new challenge. A person challenge: does my soul rejoice in the greatness of the Lord? Am I mindful of all that God has done for me? How do I daily show the love and respect (fear of the Lord) for all the Lord has done? These can be difficult times, the pace we maintain is quite fast, and it is easy to lose sight of the basics:
"He has shown the strength of his arm, and has scattered the proud in their conceit. He has cast down the mighty from their thrones and has lifted up the lowly. He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he remembered his promise of mercy, the promise he made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever.”