The Psalmist says, “O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together” (Psalm 34:3). When Mary was given the news that she would be a earthern vessel through whom the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, would be born, she responded by saying “My soul doth magnify the Lord” (Luke 1:46).
What does it mean to magnify the Lord? I remember when I was little, we would use a magnifying glass to light a fire by holding it in the rays of the sun. The sun rays would be concentrated, focused and channelized to create a beam of light that burnt the object on which the beam of light was focused. Additionally, a magnifying glass makes the object on the other side appear bigger and closer. Likewise, the word of God which is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105), needs to be concentrated, focused and channelized to burn into the hearts of those who hear of God, through our lives. We ought to be God’s magnifying glasses. We need to be God’s magnifying glasses so that people who see God through us, would see Him for how big He is and how close He is to all.
Point(s) to ponder:
As Christians we need to magnify the Lord. Are we focusing Christ in the lives of others and making God appear closer and bigger to those who are seeking to see Him?
Psalm 34:3 (KJV)
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.