Luke 1:48-49 (NIVUK)
…for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
for the Mighty One has done great things for me –
holy is his name.
So what was behind Mary’s attitude of praise and desire to glorify God? The discovery that God had been mindful of her.
Why should God, the all-powerful Creator, the one who is above all things, be mindful of us. What are we to him? Why should he care about our lives or needs, fears or desires? There is only one word that encapsulates the answer. Love. It is because of love that he longs for relationship with us. It is because of love that he thirsts to restore and redeem our word. It is because of love that he sent his Son to be born of Mary, as this was the only way in which this could be achieved. It is because of love that he calls us through him by name.
We are indeed blessed because our great God has been mindful of us! Are there ways in which you could be prompted to be mindful of him today?