While reading my Bible early yesterday morning, I was re-reading the whole Christmas story from Luke....the verse that jumped out at me was Luke 1:38. It is after the angel tells Mary that she is the chosen one to bring Jesus into the world. Her reply was this,
"And Mary said, behold the handmaid of the Lord;
be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her."
The thing that spoke to me was her submission. She did not see her future laid out before her; she did not see her baby's future. She did not know what her tomorrows would like.
But she was resting in the Lord and trusting in Him, so, she humbly, submissively, replied,
"be it unto me according to thy word."
What a beautiful example of submission for us to learn from....sometimes we cannot see what our future looks like. We don't know what God will call us to do....maybe be a missionary, housewife, doctor, farmer, veterinarian, etc. We just do not know....but may we be ready when He calls us, to reply with a submissive heart and spirit,
♥"be it unto me according to thy word." ♥
I just love it when God reveals things like this....it helps mold me for becoming the woman in Christ that I strive to be, every day. I'm SO thankful for Mary and her Biblical example!
Blessings and love to you all...
Goodnight~ Maggie ♥