"and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior"
The phrase 'God my (our) Savior' is found in several different places in Paul's writings in the New Testament.
1 Timothy 1:1:
"Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior
and of Christ Jesus our hope."
1 Timothy 2:3:
"This is good, and pleases God our Savior."
"and at the appointed season He brought His word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior,"
"and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive."
"But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He save us,"
"to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen."
Mary reflected the teachings of the Old Testament as she spoke her inspired words.
She also pointed ahead to the teachings of the New.
Jesus Christ, LORD and Savior, His Birth, the pivotal point between the Old Covenant and the New.
GOD - the omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Creator of the universe.
My (our) -personal, knows our name, loves and cares for us.
Savior - redeems, rescues and saves me (us) from our sins.
No wonder Mary's soul rejoiced. I feel some rejoicing coming on in my soul too!
On a more mundane Martha note, the recipe file box is much lighter. I threw out recipes from magazines and food boxes, figuring these would be available online. Worth keeping are hand written recipes from family and friends.
Like this one:
6-8 Imitation crab legs (chopped fine)
8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
2 green onions (chopped fine - include tops)
1 T. sugar
Mix together with a little milk. Makes a great crab dip served on crackers.
OR... wrap a spoonful in a wonton skin (follow package directions) and fry in a little oil until golden brown.
Keep wonton skins wrapped in a damp paper towel. They dry out easily.