Mary was greatly troubled at his words, and wondered what kind of greeting this might
be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child, and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.”
Mary, a young woman, gets a visit from an angel. Is she scared, like Zechariah when Gabriel appeared to him in the temple? No, she is not. Does she run away like Jonah when God wanted him to go to Nineveh? Nope. She listened to what Gabriel had to say, asked questions, and then said, “May it be to me as you have said.”
What abundant faith in God this young lady had. She knew the risks of being an unwed mother. Her father could throw her out of his house, and if no other man would marry her, she could end up on the streets begging or worse. But that
didn’t bother Mary. God wanted her to give birth to The Light of the World, and that’s all she needed to know.
How many times has God asked us to do something, and we didn’t do it? During this holiday season, take some time to reflect on Mary’s faith in God and pray to God that He gives you strength to carry out whatever it is that He has for you