THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Psalm 136:23 AMP
 Who [faithfully] remembered us in our lowly condition, For His lovingkindness endures forever;
Psalm 138:6 AMP
 Though the LORD is exalted, He regards the lowly [and invites them into His fellowship]; But the proud and haughty He knows from a distance.
Matthew 5:3 AMP
 “Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].
Matthew 5:5-6 AMP
 “Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth.  “Blessed [joyful, nourished by God’s goodness] are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness [those who actively seek right standing with God], for they will be [completely] satisfied.
Luke 1:46-56 AMP
 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies and exalts the Lord,  And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.  “For He has looked [with loving care] on the humble state of His maidservant; For behold, from now on all generations will count me blessed and happy and favored by God!  “For He who is mighty has done great things for me; And holy is His name [to be worshiped in His purity, majesty, and glory].  “AND HIS MERCY IS UPON GENERATION AFTER GENERATION TOWARD THOSE WHO [stand in great awe of God and] FEAR HIM. FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.  “He has done mighty deeds with His [powerful] arm; He has scattered those who were proud in the thoughts of their heart.  “He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And exalted those who were humble.  “HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent the rich away empty-handed.  “He has helped His servant Israel, In remembrance of His mercy,  Just as He promised to our fathers, To Abraham and to his descendants forever.”  And Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months, and then returned to her home.
•From a human point of view Mary had “bragging rights”.
From Mary’s point of view; she was “a lowly servant of God” who was blessed by God and to be used by God to advance His Kingdom!