“…you will be with Child…”
“…Yes, I am the handmaid of the Lord; may it be done to me as you have said.”
i don’t think many of us realize what Mary risked with her ‘yes’ – not just her dreams of future happiness as the wife of her fiancé, Joseph. It was a very different time(!) Pregnant, unmarried women faced harsh death by stoning.
Mary risked DEATH…
But she believed the angel’s words: “…NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.”
…& then she looked at the impossibilities & saw possibilities
…with confidence in God.
Trust. Faith. Grace. Love.
Confident in the love of God, Mary kept saying ‘yes’ to God – to the foot of the Cross where she stood by faith in her sorrows …& beyond…
grace, peace & saying ‘yes’
Virginia : )