December 9, 2013
Luke 1:38 And Mary said, “Behold I am the servant of the Lord let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
The fact that an angel had just came to her would be enough to set someone on edge. Then to be told your about to become pregnant miraculously in a way no one ever has before or will ever again. To know that your friends and family will not assume that your pregnancy came about the way it had but that instead you had been unfaithful. Mary could have responded in many different ways. Her response “…I am the servant of the Lord let it be to me according to your word.” Many people assume that this makes Mary a “super” Christian. For sure she was godly, and something within her made God find her worthy of such a task. However, her strength and ability, if you will, to be able to say “I am the servant” was God. She knew that He would accomplish what He willed. She knew that He was worthy of whatever hardship this new path would bring her. She did it to be obedient to God. Is this how we approach our tasks? Do we say “yes” because we know that He will help us, guide us, because we know that He is worthy?