the consent

Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant.  May everything you have said about me come true.” 

Luke 1:38 (NLT)

Mary’s unhesitant yes is the hero’s story.  Her unfailing, immediate consent to the call from God, without buckling in the overwhelming uncertainty or the risk she was taking, is awe worthy.

Mary apparently knew the nature of God.  Upon hearing God’s plan she did not ask if, she asked how it would take place.  Inherent in her one question is her consent.

She is rewarded by the reassurance of His Presence covering her which is then reinforced by evidence of His faithfulness. Ultimately she claims His will over her life, desiring it in eager anticipation.

“May everything you have said about me come true.”

This is not a complacent response.  It is not a submissive yes.

Remember, her yes came earlier in the form of a question.  How?

This is the fearful, excited and hopeful step across a threshold.  This is her active entrance into the emerging plan of God with a heart and will passionately engaged.

“May everything you have said about me come true.”

This is courage and trust.  This is fully embracing blessing and protection.

This is knowing that God cannot lie and does not fail, even when circumstances seem to contradict and overwhelm.  This is trusting  all will be well and steady as He unfolds His design.

And so she blesses His Word and opens the door for He who would forever change the world.

“May everything you have said about me come true.”

A blessing can be described as the light over a person or situation.  A blessing can illuminate a path through the deepest darkness.

May we all have the courage and understanding to bless His Word in our lives, cross our thresholds and be light and hope to a world that desperately needs to embrace God’s love and all His promises.

May we all come to truly know God the Father through Christ His son until we are secure in the knowledge that:

He keeps his promises.

He provides.

His plans for us are good.

He loves us.

In Him we can place our hope.

So that we too can confidently say:

May everything you have said about me come true.

Amen.

 

 

 

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