The Annunciation of Our Lord
This day rightly should be known as the Incarnation of Our Lord, for on this day we remember and thank God for the fact that He sent forth His Son, into this fallen world of ours, to redeem us and save us from our sins. This dramatic rescue-operation starts with a visit to the Most Blessed Virgin, Mary, who said upon hearing the news that she had been chosen to be the Mother of God: “Let it be to me, according to Your Word” and then later, when she visited her cousin Elizabeth said, “My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” As does her’s, so do our’s!
Here is a bit of Bach’s magnificent Magnificat! [Performed by Jan Koopman at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig].
Enjoy and rejoice in God your Savior.