Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. Luke 1:38 NKJV
Belief Sets In
Mary is no longer troubled by the greeting. She has considered the angel’s message. She is done with questioning. The proof God can do what He says was enough for her. Her relative, Elizabeth, who couldn’t have children is now pregnant says the angel.
God is God
After taking it all in Mary realizes God is God. He can do all things. If God wants this to happen, she can not stop it or fight it. So how does Mary respond?
She responds in faith and submissive obedience. She responds in proper relation to God Almighty. He is God. She is not. She says in a nutshell “here I am Lord use me.” She accepts her calling to become the mother of God’s Son.
Did you notice the process Mary went through? Questioning –> Belief –>Acknowledging God –> Obedience
Self check: What is God calling you to? How have you responded?
Lord you came not to be served as you deserve, but rather to serve us who don’t deserve it. You ask us to join you in serving others. May we respond in faith and obedience as Mary did. In Jesus’ name we pray Amen.