Lk.1:46,47 – And Mary said:
“My soul exalts the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior”.
If you wanted to get really technical Mary was the first one to call Jesus her God and her Savior. This is probably connected to the actual conception of Christ in her womb. The Holy Spirit overshadowed her, she became pregnant, and she began to prophesy. She is receiving the Spirit and proclaiming God’s word in faith, and entering into a time of worship and prophesy as she acknowledges this work of God in her. Even Mary herself recognized her need of a Savior. That is the place we begin our journey with the Holy Spirit; He convicts us of our sins and convinces us that Jesus is the Son of God and the Savior of the world. Here is how Matthew Henry describes this amazing moment.
“With great complacency in him as her Savior: My spirit rejoices in God my Savior. This seems to have reference to the Messiah, whom she was to be the mother of. She calls him God her Savior; for the angel had told her that he should be the Son of the Highest, and that his name should be Jesus, a Savior; this she fastened upon, with application to herself: He is God my Savior. Even the mother of our Lord had need of an interest in him as her Savior, and would have been undone without it: and she glories more in that happiness which she had in common with all believers than in being his mother, which was an honor peculiar to herself, and this agrees with the preference Christ have to obedient believers above his mother and brethren; see Matt. xii. 50; Luke xi. 27, 28. Note, Those that have Christ for their God and Savior have a great deal of reason to rejoice, to rejoice in spirit, that is rejoicing as Christ did (Luke x. 21), with spiritual joy.”
It seems that Catholics and Protestants alike get Mary wrong. Catholics want to worship and pray to her and us Protestants tend to ignore her. In actuality she walked in faith like no one else ever has. Maybe Sarah conceived a child by faith in her old age but Sarah had a husband. Mary conceived the Son of God in her womb and she was a virgin. Sounds pretty special to me.