Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” Luke 1:34 NKJV
Mary certainly did! Mary questions the angel as she can only understand from the human perspective. To make a baby requires a man and woman to have sexual relations. She has not experienced that blessing yet in her life. The very thing the angel was talking about was unknown to Mary.
Need a Friend?
I have a friend who always tries to understand everything. Especially regarding the evil people do. She is so pure in heart she has trouble comprehending how people can do such horrible things to others. She needs to understand. It literally compels her. She struggles to understand. When we talk and I remind her about Proverbs 3:4-5 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” To which she replies, thank you.
Sometimes we, as humans, have a desire to know or understand how this can be. God says trust me. Have faith He is good and His plans are good. That’s all we need to know.
How many times do we question God? Are we looking at things from our limited human view?
Lord, thank you for allowing us to question you. Thank you for helping us with our faith. Thank you for others who encourage us to remember your word. In Jesus’ name Amen.