Last updated on May 28, 2024

“Mary said: Behold, the servant of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).

In the temple in Jerusalem and in synagogues elsewhere in the country, God’s name was invoked and served by His people Israel during the time of Mary. People prayed for, and looked forward to, the Messiah promised by God. For a long time, God seemed to remain silent. God did not break that silence in a way that was startling to all. But it was very amazing for the young woman Mary in Nazareth. Mary was visited by an angel who brought her a special message. Mary’s figure a few months later will have surprised a few people: an unmarried woman who obviously was with child. Mary was awarded a unique place to be remembered in God’s history with humankind. Through her, the promised Saviour was born. The Redeemer who would save all the world from the power of sin and death. Mary had never thought that she would have such a role in God’s plans. People might not have assigned her that place either, being a young, unmarried woman. God’s way of involving people in His plans for the world is often beyond our understanding and not what we expected. Through Mary, God shows that the impossible is possible with Him. Yes, He can!
Are you willing to be involved in God’s plan for this world? Ask God to equip you for the path that He prepared for you.

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