“I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to accept whatever he wants. May everything you have said come true” Luke 1: 38
It was a culture in the land of Judah that maiden must keep their virginity until they are properly married. It was an abomination for a maiden to lose her virginity and the consequences were grave. Thus it is possible that there were hundreds of other virgin in Judah but God sent Gabriel to Mary because she was highly favored by God. Such favour only comes to those who have healthy relationship with God.
Obviously Mary was exceptional maiden who was already grounded in her faith in God before the angel Gabriel’s visit. Her spirit was yielded in God; she had the sense of who she was and what was expected of her and how to do what was expected of her. Gabriel’s message could have been frightened and sent carnal minded person who had no faith in the mighty working power of God.
She was surprise alright but her questions and doubts were easily erased by Gabriel’s testimony of what God will do:
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby born to you will be holy, and he will be called the son of God. What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age. People use to say he was barren, but she’s already in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God Luke 1:35-37.
Mary was immediately enlightened and she responded in submission to the sovereign will of God declaring “I am the Lord’s servant, and I am willing to accept whatever he wants. May everything you have said come true” It takes faith to trust in a God you never and cannot see. We all are given a measure of faith when we heed the call of salvation but we have a responsibility to grow in faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of god. Don’t get carried away by the festivities, create ample time to study and meditate on the Word of God so that like Mary you can boldly obey the will of God for your life.
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- Holy Spirit, separate me from any power that is assigned to frustrate my faith in God, in the name of Jesus.
- God of war, arise and destroy the enemies that challenge my faith in you, in the mighty name of Jesus.
- Father, thank you because I live by faith and not by sight, in the name of Jesus
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