Daily Archives: March 21, 2012

Numbers 28,29,30; Luke 1:21-38

 “May it be to me as you have said.” ~ Luke 1:38

Trust, obedience, devotion; those are all things that Mary had to have to tell the messenger from heaven, “I am willing to accept whatever,” without fully understanding what that meant.  All mothers want their children to be great, to excel in life.  They hope their kids will grow up to be doctors, lawyers, teachers, pastors, and leaders.  Mary was told that her son would be “the Son of the Most High,” and that He’d be given “the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end,” (Luke 1:32, 33).  Can you imagine an angel visiting your room in the night to say, “Do not be afraid…you have found favor with God…” and you will bear His son, (Luke 1:30)?

Now that I’m 23 weeks along in my pregnancy, I can fully imagine the overwhelming feelings that Mary must have been experiencing at hearing such unfathomable news about her son, who was not even born yet.  I can imagine the burden and impact the news had on her, the thoughts of “will I be a good enough mother to raise a king,” must have been swarming through her mind.  But I can also understand the desire and expectation.

When God called me to be a mother, He placed a strong desire inside my heart to love my children—long before I became pregnant with them.  God gave me visions of how our children would look and who they would grow up to be.  So as an expectant—not just pregnant, but expectant—mother, I can fully understand Mary’s words: May it be as you have said.

 “For nothing is impossible with God.” ~ Luke 1:37




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