And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” 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.
by: Angie Osborn.
Mary had just received some pretty hefty, life-changing news. It is easy for us to rejoice at the news that Mary would be the mother of Jesus. But Mary had to be filled with so many questions, doubts, and concerns. What would people think? Was this for real? How would she explain this to Joseph? How would this impact her future plans? Mary’s response to God, however, was one of obedience. Even though her life would never be the same, even though she might face criticism, she obeyed. Mary willingly took the role that God had for her in His master plan. When God wants to use us, are we willing to set aside our doubts and fears to trust in Him and His plan?