How do you use your skills and talents in worship and service to God and others?
"My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,"
So sings Mary in Luke 1 v46-47. Being a young woman who was known to be pregnant before she was married can't have been easy for her. Yet in these verses she catches a glimpse of something greater than her day-to-day life, worshipping God and proclaiming a vision of a different kind of world that would be brought about through God's action, a world where the lowly are lifted up and the hungry are full of good things. Later in Luke 1 Zechariah also bursts into praise when his son, John the Baptist, is born.
Do you find that singing helps you worship God? Whether it's in church or in the shower music can help us put our praise into words, or remind us of what we believe. If singing isn't something you find easy, maybe reading and praying the words of hymns or the Psalms could help you catch a glimpse of God's big vision for the world.
Give thanks for those who serve God through song!