In both worship services today we were blessed with a wonderful presentation of the gospel message and the story of Mary and Joseph. One of the songs that was sung this morning was "The Magnificat," that caused my heart to stop and to receive the goodness of God;
Refrain: All that I am sings of the God
who brings new life to birth in me.
My spirit soars on the wings of my Lord.
My soul gives glory to the Lord,
rejoicing in my saving God:
Who looks upon me in my state,
and all the world will call me blest;
For God works marvels in my sight,
and holy, holy, is God’s name!
God’s mercy is from age to age,
on those who follow in fear;
Whose arm is power and strength,
and scatters all the proud of heart;
who cast the mighty from their thrones,
and raises up the lowly ones!
God fills the starving with good things
the rich are left with empty hands;
Protecting all the faithful ones,
remembr’ing Israel with mercy,
the promise known to those before,
and to their children for all time.