Introduced by Russell Moore. How do we respond to the sheer wonder of the incarnation of God’s Son? Mary responded to the announcement of the birth of the Saviour with a song of praise. Her words were deep and with feeling—truly an experience which had affected her inner being. Yes, she was confused at first but she was willing to submit to God. She praises God for His character and for keeping His promises even when circumstances seemed to contradict that with the long wait over centuries for the Messiah. In this delightful book, co-published with Bryntirion Press, Martyn Lloyd-Jones meditates on Mary’s Song of Praise and applies it to our lives. He looks at our response to God and how God deals with us. We find that the new birth is all of God and nothing of ourselves.
“ she drew a distinction between her soul and her spirit” (Page 14)
“First, let us notice the depth of feeling with which she spoke, which is conveyed in these words. She said: ‘My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.’” (Page 14)
“Grace and mercy go together, and grace comes before mercy. Grace is love and favour towards those who do not deserve it because of their guilt. Grace is kindness and goodness revealed to those who do not deserve it because they are guilty. That is what grace means.” (Page 29)
“Mary moved on to this second stage in which she said: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word.” (Page 13)
“, but the greatness of the God who is acting and the greatness of the action which he is taking.” (Page 21)