Barely a teen.
And yet she was soon to be married.
The culture expected it. She was betrothed to Joseph.
And then one day A messenger shows up to tell her,
"You are Highly favored, The Lord is with you".
And you'd think she would have felt honored. But instead she was troubled at his words.
It's like she knew he was about to announce something that would rock her world.
Then the angel says, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."
And what was this sweet girls response after such an amazing description of what was about to happen within her? And to the whole world through her?
"How will this be, since I am a virgin?"
I am struck by these words...
"How will this be"?
When God is asking me to do something that is far beyond my scope, I ask...
"How will this be"....
He messes with my comforts.
He brings me unfamiliar.
He sifts and molds.
He rocks my normal.
Sometimes He takes away.
He Pulls the rug out and then tells me to fall.....
It really isn't what I've ever imagined cause it's what He's imagined for me.
And I am once more left to closely examine.
And when this happens, may I respond as Mary did...
"I am the Lord's servant.
May it be to me as you have said".