“And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,” Luke 1:46-47 (NIV)
These words are from a song that Mary, the mother of Jesus sang when she visited her cousin Elizabeth before Jesus was born. This song reminds us what true praise is and so we read these words today and think about them. We sometimes think that in order to praise God, we need to say something with our lips. Mary sang this song with her lips, we are certain but she sang that it was her soul that was glorifying and praising God. Before she put her thoughts into words she was praising God with her inner being. We can glorify God wherever we are. We do not have to be in a particular place with particular people singing out loud particular words. We can all do the same as Mary did. If we praise God in our hearts our Lord is aware of it and He will respond. What a good example Mary gave us. Let's praise God with our whole being today.