Saturday, December 16, 2006

In a Quiet Moment in Nazareth...

"Greetings! You who are highly favored! The Lord is with you!"

A troubled heart.

"Do not be afraid."

I don't understand.

"You have found favor with God."


"You will be with child and give birth to a son."

I am still a virgin.

"The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you..."

Will my parents...or my fiancee understand that?

"Even Elizabeth, your relative, ...who was said to be barren is in her sixth month."

I could be killed if I am pregnant before my marriage night.

"For nothing is impossible with God."

Deep breath. (and all of Creation waits...with anticipation...for her repsonse...)

I am the Lord's servant.

May it be to me as you have said.

One Quiet Moment.
Fear. Confusion.
An unbelievable call.


It was really a decision...
She had made a long time before...

"I am the Lord's servant"
"May it be to me as you have said."

(complete story found in Luke 1:26-38

1 comment:

Trisha said...

My all-time favorite piece of scripture. I pray for a spirit of willingness to follow God's call, no matter what it requires of me, and it required of her more than I can imagine--giving birth in shame, watching your son die a cruel death. What a huge statement she was making..."I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as you have said."