One of the beautiful things about the story of Zechariah is God's incredible grace (God's love, kindness, goodness that He just pours out on us)! God was at work to accomplish His plan, but Zechariah wasn't ready to run with God. However, God still used Zechariah in amazing ways and worked in and through him to accomplish the plan! God is a God of incredible grace!
Mary's Song... what kind of a song could Mary sing in response to all that God was doing and to the thought of bearing a child who was the Son of God? In our passage today, Mary sings a song of praise to God, pointing to the wonder of Jesus Christ!