Does anyone do a love song better than country music? Here are some famous and infamous song titles from the world of country western music:
* Don’t Cry on My Shoulders Cuz You’re Rustin’ My Spurs
* Her Teeth was Stained but her Heart was Pure
* How can I Miss You if You Won’t Go Away
* I Changed Her Oil and She Changed My Life
* I Been Missin’ You but My Aim is Gettin’ Better
* If Love Were Oil I’d Be About a Quart Low
* I’m So Miserable Without You It’s Almost Like Havin’ you Here
* Mama Get a Hammer There’s a Fly on Papa’s Head
* My John Deere was Breaking Your Field While Your Dear John Was Breakin’ My Heart
* She Made Toothpicks Out of the Kindlin’ of My Heart
* Tennis Must Be Your Racket Cause Love Means Nothing to You
* You’re the Reason Our Kids Are So Ugly
The answer is yes! Check out the lyrical content of The Magnificat, Mary’s song of love.
“Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.
How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!
For he took notice of his lowly servant girl,
and from now on all generations will call me blessed.
For the Mighty One is holy,
and he has done great things for me.
He shows mercy from generation to generation
to all who fear him.
His mighty arm has done tremendous things!
He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.
He has brought down princes from their thrones
and exalted the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
and sent the rich away with empty hands.
He has helped his servant Israel
and remembered to be merciful.
For he made this promise to our ancestors,
to Abraham and his children forever.” (Luke 1:46-55, NLT)
This week I’m going to post some observations about this wonderful text. Check back in when you get the chance.