“He has brought down rulers from their thrones, And has exalted those who were humble.
“HE HAS FILLED THE HUNGRY WITH GOOD THINGS; And sent away the rich empty-handed.
(Luke 1:52,53 NASB)
I really have never opted to spend much time in Mary’s song for a few reasons. First off, as I was growing up, this song actually sounded out of place to me, like something Mary wouldn’t have actually said/sung. I admit that was partly because of its similarity to a musical, and my prejudice against such entertainment. But also because this song didn’t seem to relate to what was happening to Mary. I couldn’t make the connection between the lofty viewpoint of the song, and a pregnant teenager with serious social trouble.