In the first chapter of his Gospel account, Luke recorded Mary’s song of praise to God, sometimes called the “Magnificat.” Alistair Begg explains how this song illuminates the reason for Jesus’ incarnation: God’s love for fallen humanity. We are challenged to acknowledge that our significance depends on His mercy, not our own merits, and we are encouraged to trust this loving, merciful God with our hearts and lives.
History, Mystery, Divinity
In communicating the incarnation of Christ, the gospel writers were very clear on certain key points. They were writing history, events that really happened and not legends or fables, yet those events held a deep mystery that could not be explained by natural means. The reason for this paradox is plain: the One coming to redeem the world was God Himself, divinity in the form of a human baby. In this series, Alistair Begg focuses on the principles of history, mystery, and divinity to explore Luke’s account of those who first heard about the Savior’s coming. As we observe the faith and obedience of Elizabeth, Zechariah, and Mary, we are challenged to praise God for His goodness and receive His gift of salvation.