I was listening to a song this morning by We Are Messengers called “Magnify”. Have you heard it?
I’ve been trying to make sense of the sorrow that I feel
Holding on for life to the only thing that’s real
I’ve only scratched the surface
I’ve barely had a taste
But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of you lays my sin to waste
I don’t need to see everything
Just more of you
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes to you
Magnify no other name. That line keeps echoing deep within my heart.
To magnify is to bless, adore, praise, glorify. It’s a big word that paints a big picture. And it goes hand in hand with seeing more of Jesus, as the song above points out.
The more we turn our eyes on the Lord, the more we see His goodness in our daily lives, the more we are compelled to magnify Him. In Luke 1:46-47, Mary was overwhelmed with all that God was doing in her and through her. “Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.”
It’s been a hard year for many and while sorrows still abound, God’s holiness still draws us. I hope this Christmas and in the year to come, you’ll turn your eyes upon His lovely face and see His goodness in your life.
“O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.” – Psalm 34:3