Advent Week 3, Tuesday


My Spirit Rejoices
Reflections by Rev. Nancy Tinnell, Associate Pastor, Middletown UMC

Magnificat © Jan L. Richardson.

Luke 1: 46-55
“My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”  

Mary’s song continues to echo through the ages.  It sounds whenever a wrong is righted, a heart is healed, a life takes another step toward wholeness.  Our hearts fill with praise, just as hers did, when we realize that we are the ones who have been lifted up and filled with good things; we have been looked upon with favor by a loving God. There is much to trap our attention during this season, but we can choose to focus on the light that penetrates our darkness; the glory of Immanuel-God with us; the joy that fills us when we “prepare him room.” In return for the gift of a Savior, serve as God’s agents of grace and instruments of peace.  Let the joy overflow to others.