And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for He has been mindful of the humble state of His servant. From now all generations will call me blessed (makarios) for the Mighty One has done great things for me–holy is His name” (Luke 1:46-49)
….Elizabeth cried out, “Blessed (Makarios) is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” She felt the presence of the Most High God indwelling within young Mary. Mary was in a state of makarios, deep satisfaction and joy because she had the indwelling of the presence of the very God who gave her life.
But this story gets even more exciting and better because the life of God within Mary wasn’t only for God’s favored one and her relative Elizabeth to know. The life of Jesus and this state of joy and satisfaction would be known by generations to come as we all have the opportunity to receive that new Spirit—Christ’s Spirit—indwelling in us. Because of this, we who believe are makarios.
With this knowledge, my soul sings along with Mary N. to the God of the universe who has blessed. Spoken into. And dwelt. Within the humble to whom have recognized their need for a Savior.
God’s words are actions. When He blesses (eulogēo) His children, His words interact and work in our lives. Yet He doesn’t stop there; when He blesses (makarizō), His life in us brings deep joy and peace.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God (John 1:1). The Word was immaculately conceived within the womb of a humble, common girl, and the Word is miraculously placed to live within us the absolute second we believe.
~ A Mary Like Me
Much Grace and Peace,