Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
(Luke 1:38 (NIV))
We look back on these events and we seem to take things for granted because that is what we know. We know that Mary responded out of faith, and we also know that Joseph eventually understood, but have you ever truly tried to put yourself in their proverbial shoes?
Mary was a teenager!
How many teenage girls do you know who would have the faith to accept what God had planned for her? To be honest with you, how many adults would have the faith to accept what God had planned for her? Mary is an example of grace under pressure. She knew that a pregnancy such as this could result in her being ostracized or even stoned, yet she willingly accepted what God had planned. Mary is an example of a faith that does not shrink back in the face of adversity. Not only did she accept what God had planned for her, she knew that if what she had been told were to come to fruition that the Lord would protect her from any and all harm. She took a step of faith and not only accepted God’s plan, she wholeheartedly embraced it. She could have simply muttered, “Okay,” but instead we are given a strong declaration of faith and of purpose.
Mary humbled herself to the point of acceptance and obedience. Why do we have so much trouble acknowledging the Lord’s plans for our lives and stepping into those plans with such grace and faith?
God chose the faith of a teenager to bring about His plans.
Do you possess such a faith?