Luke 1:49

by Pastor Ken Peters, September 18, 2020


In what’s known as Mary’s “Magnificat,” Mary said, “For He who is mighty has done great things for me” (Luke 1:49).

As I read that sentence this morning, I thought, “Well, what else would one who is mighty do? The mighty are obviously capable of doing what’s great.”

But a mighty man who is evil might do awful things.

“He who is mighty” in this case though, is also holy: “holy is His name” (v.49). And He is also merciful: “His mercy is on those who fear Him” (v.50).

So that’s why “He who is mighty has done great things for me,” — because He is also holy, and is also merciful. And that’s also why I can be assured that He will continue to do great things for me, for what else would One who is mighty, and holy, and merciful do?

Expect “great things” from a mighty, holy, and merciful God.