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Read: Luke 1:46-55 My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. (v. 46) Every December when his children were little, pastor and writer Lou Lotz and his wife would make an Advent Activity Calendar and hang it on the fridge. Every day they’d lift up the paper flap and there would be a family activity for the day and an accompanying Scripture reading. The calendar provided a way to focus attention on the coming celebration of Jesus’ birth. That’s the point of Advent calendars, and the season of Advent—to prepare for the coming (or advent) of Jesus. Just as all creation waited for Jesus’ birth, we now wait for Jesus to come again. In our passage today, Mary provides us with an example. As she waits for Jesus to be born, she worships