Luke 1:38 (NKJV) “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.
When the Lord was about to do something so extraordinary that it required a face to face meeting with the subject, Mary, and his key angel, Gabriel. What God was about to do was so foreign that it needed detailed explanation.
Mary had been handpicked to give birth to Jesus our Lord. Can you imagine!? However, in order to do so she was going to be pregnant while yet unmarried, something totally foreign in her culture. In fact, women were stoned to death if found to be fornicators. So, when Mary heard the assignment and responded by saying, “May it be,” this tells us what a courageous woman of faith she must have been.
She did not understand the implications of what she was about to do. However, she placed her total trust in God and knew that if God chose her for such an assignment, she could trust the outcome to Him. She would even have to trust the explanation to Joseph, who was not going to understand. In fact, when he discovered Mary was pregnant, he immediately considered divorce proceedings.
However, when God saw Joseph’s response, He sent an angel to explain the situation through a dream. I am sure the time between her telling him and his dream must have been difficult to explain. She did not know God was going to solve the problem. This is another example of her faith and courage in the Lord.
Point to ponder- Do you have an assignment from God that seems impossible on the front end? Is God calling you to trust Him for the outcome? Take a lesson from Mary and release the outcome to God.
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