Text: Luke 1 (Exodus 39-40)
Mary is visited by the angel Gabriel who gives her the incredible message that she will bear the Son of God. At the end of the encounter she says these words:
“Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)
The Lord has a beautiful plan to rescue the lost, to forgive their sins and grant them eternal life. To accomplish this plan He uses people. Mary was just a peasant girl living in an otherwise insignificant town. Yet God chose her for the most incredible task. And the Lord has chosen those of us who are in Christ to be part of His ongoing work of redemption. Mary’s heart here is just right. She surrenders completely to the Lord and to His Word. She identifies herself as the Lord’s servant, literally “slave” in the Greek. To do so is to abandon one’s self. And her words, “let it be” are words of commitment, hope, expectation and excitement. I wonder how our lives might change were we to regularly speak these words to the Lord in prayer.
in Him, Mike