26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”
29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
I want to become more like Mary. Not all of us think about it but, she was amazing. It is believed she was no older than 14, going to get married soon, and all of a sudden this angel tells her she is expecting not just any baby but the Messiah. I am surprised she didn't laugh when Gabriel said she was going to have a baby. I would have like, good joke. I am a virgin buddy but, no she listened and accepted it. She was brave. She was so obedient to God's will.
Sometimes, I would just rather not do God's will and just do mine instead but she knew His was better. She probably would have rather gotten married to Joseph first and then have a baby. I would have because it doesn't look good to be pregnant without a husband. God's plans are always better even if it might not seem like it. They always turn out when you leave it to Him. He created you and He loves you enough that He will always choose what is just right for you. We are to be His servants just like Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.”. Because if Mary can give birth to the Messiah, still a virgin, and only 14, then we can do what God wants us to do. He will never tell you to do something that isn't right. All you have to do is listen to Him, do as He says, and lean on Him. God knows what He is doing.
Merry Christmas to you all and God bless everyone,