Obediently, Mary accepted the will of God. Reading this verse I thought to myself, regardless of what has been said elsewhere in The Word, things spoken of and things expected, can you imagine the thoughts running through Mary’s mind at this time. There was an expectancy of the arrival of the Son of God. She was approached by the angel Gabriel, who was a Malakim, the closest looking to human beings, but there must have been a difference. She was perplexed by his words but not his arrival. The question that arose in my mind was, ‘Did he visually appear to be a normal person’. Since the fourth century angels have been depicted with wings to show their sublime nature. That is only to aid our visualisation, nothing else. Prophets had spoken of the oncoming arrival of the Son of God, to be born of a virgin, but it wasn’t known when, who or where. Thinking of myself, I know that if I was approached by someone (or an angel) saying those words, I wouldn’t have been calm; but maybe that’s just me. He must’ve had a certain vibe about him that made her feel as though she should be calm and could take him at his word. Unless, this was not the first instance of Mary having interaction with a celestial being.
My thought is, because she wasn’t moved by the fact that he was an angel, was she expecting him. For Mary to have been chosen to be the carrier of our Messiah she would have had to be pure, she would have communed with God and may have even had visions of this moment.
Spiritually, and at every other level, she was ready!
Whatever the reason, Mary was obedient to the task and she responded, ‘…may it be done according to your word’.
What is our Heavenly Father calling you to or asking of you today. The world today is celebrating the birth of The Messiah. We know it’s not the TRUE date when He came into a physical existence and we celebrate His presence and what He did 365/366 days of the year. However, today, as we spend time with loved ones, as we share presents, as we mend bridges, as we think and ponder on things and people lost, as we think about what the future holds; what is being asked of you? Our Mighty God sent His Son to die for YOU: that is how great His love is. What has He brought you through? I’m sure if even a little thought is given, you will realise how much there is. No matter what you’re going through today, He can make your crooked way straight; He can and will turn your despair into strength and joy; and He will bring you from the low place, elevated to The High.
He wants you to say today ‘May it be done according to Your Word’.