Today's reading: Luke 1:26-38
Mary's response to the surprise message that she is going to give birth to Jesus, the Son of God, never ceases to amaze me. Think about it for a minute. Try and imagine yourself in her shoes as Gabriel delivers one shocker of a message that doesn't make earthly sense, not to mention that it would certainly place her in a not good position being pregnant but not yet married. But Mary isn't shaken. Her focus is clearly on God and she responds as a willing servant.
"'Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word'" (verse 38).
How did Mary's example encourage you today? What actions or thinking might you model going forward? Tami