To Be Like Mary

“I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said.”   (Luke 1:38)

Mary’s timeless words to the angel Gabriel.

Mary of Nazareth, a young woman, engaged to a carpenter, handpicked by God to be the mother of His son, Jesus.

Mary was willing to be available to the Lord.

Mary was the only human present at Jesus’ birth who also watched His death.

He came to her as her son and died as her Savior.

Motherhood is sometimes called a painful privilege. Who would have known this better than Mary? She saw her son rejected and scorned by the people He came to save.

Throughout the Bible, we see examples of God using ordinary people for extraordinary things. Mary is a beautiful example of a heart tender enough to be molded to God’s will.

Her faith is an ever-present example to me.

I strive to seek His will, to allow my heart to be open to His whispers, and to praise Him as he equips me everyday for the journey.  As a wife, as a mother, as a friend, and as a woman of faith, I lean on my family of faith and look to Him for the Way.

May my life echo Mary’s song of praise …

“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my savior … the Mighty One has done great things for me – holy is his name.”   (Luke 1:47-48)