Some of the most captivating moments of the Christmas story are the strong emotional reactions felt by believers who were actually there. Take Mary for example. A certain calmness and poise settles over her as the events of Christmas unfold. She remains curious, thoughtful and expectant as she watches God’s will for her life work out. Even though it meant she lost her reputation, and might even lose Joseph (till the angel settled him down).

How do we get there? How can we lay hold of the same kind of faith like Mary that really trusts God, no matter what’s going on? Let’s find out from Mary’s song of hope, the Magnificat.