To magnify means to enlarge or make greater than the apparent size. It also can mean to dramatize. When I use a magnifying glass I make things more readable. I place the magnifying glass over what I want to read and I am able to bring the desired passage into focus. That doesn’t change the rest of the words on the page, it just brings what I want to see closer.
We have many things going on in our lives. So many that it sometimes seems overwhelming. But we can place our focus on one thing at a time. We choose what we want to magnify. We live in a universe of infinite possibilities. Every day we must choose which of those possibilities we want to magnify… which we want to see more clearly, which we want to dramatize.
Often in the past I have chosen to enlarge or dramatize those things that I did not want to focus on. Instead of the many, many things that are going right I had allowed myself to dwell on that which didn’t seem to be going right. The result was that the things that were going right became the background. The thing I didn’t want to increase I magnified.
Metaphysically “The Lord” represents the spiritual dimension of us. When we can remember to magnify, enlarge, even dramatize that spiritual part of ourselves our lives can become more productive and more joyful.
We all have within us the knowledge that we are made in the image of God. We have access to all the wisdom, abundance and wholeness that is our true nature. It is most important to focus on this during this season. By enlarging and dramatizing the knowledge of the reality of the Christ presence being born and reborn in us, we are “magnifying the Lord.” Let us make a conscious effort to affirm that reality in everything we thing, say and do. And let us, as Mary and Elizabeth did, remind each other. #