Sunday, May 9, 2010

"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered

26In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. 28The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
29Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. 31You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

34"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

35The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. 37For nothing is impossible with God."
38"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." Then the angel left her.(Luke 1:26-38)

Even though we recognize Mary as the mother of Jesus, the mother of God, I think we forget how brave she was to take on the magnitude of God's will.
It could not have been easy for her, given the times in which she lived.
She trusted in God unconditionally. She truly was a servant of the Lord.
It was absolutely correct for Mary to have trusted in God, because throughout her trials, especially the birth of Jesus and his death on the cross, God remained with her. She allowed God to be her strength and her comforter. She said "yes" to God and God did not disappoint her.
It is good for us to remember that when we say "yes" to God, the road we travel is not without its share of heartbreak, or sorrow. However, when we walk the road of God's will, God is there to be our strength, our comforter, our savior. We may travel the more difficult road, but our rewards for doing this far outweigh any bad things that may happen along the way.
We must trust God as Mary did, and say "I am the Lord's servant".

Peace and love,


"Be still and know that I am God"(Psalm 46:10)

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