34 “How will this be,”Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

Luke 1: 34-38
Questioning the angel? Is that appropriate behavior from the woman who birthed our Lord and Savior into this world? Well, she did. There was a piece of the puzzle missing, and she wanted to how this was going to work. She was blessed with further information and the assurance that God never fails.

 I don’t think God minds when we asks questions. He wants us to his plans. When He was about to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah, God said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” (Genesis 18:17) Mary was able to hear God’s plan. She was available. She responded to His messenger. She made herself a servant and submitted her will to God’s will. 
 
We are the body of Christ. For God’s will to be done on the earth, He needs us. Let’s be in place ready to hear and obey God’s Word.  He understands if we have questions. He knows His will seems impossible to man, but we can know that God never fails. If we know that, we submit ourselves to any assignment God has for us.

 Tomorrow’s reading is Luke 1:39-41

 





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