"'I am the Lord's servant,' Mary answered. 'May it be to me as you have said.' Then the angel left her."
It makes sense that so obedient a person would be chosen to be the mother of Jesus. His entire earthly life was one of submission and obedience to the Father, culminating in His willingness to follow God’s plan of redemption for mankind no matter what agony it cost. He, too, beautifully expressed His heart to His Father: “Yet not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).
Obedience and submission are what God requires of us also if we claim the name of Christ. God will do something beautiful within us – giving us His “family traits” – as we respond to Him in love and adoration.
Luke 1:46-55, 22:39-44
"FOR WHOEVER DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER IN HEAVEN IS MY BROTHER AND SISTER AND MOTHER."
Bible In A Year
- Joshua 11-12
- Psalm 102
- Acts 27