“Yes”, In Surrender’’
Mary’s response to Angel Gabriel was a definite “Yes”. She knew
her God, and lived according to his will for her. She knew that
to become the mother of the future Savior was an awesome,
tremendous privilege and responsibility. She also knew that
other women knew the Scriptures and wondered if perhaps they
would be chosen when the Redeemer would come. Mary knew the
Sacred Scriptures, but never expected to be the chosen one.
However, when the plan of God was presented to her, she did not
hesitate to sincerely and humbly respond with her “Yes” by
saying, “…let it be to me according to your word.” (Lk. 1: 38)
She consented to become the Mother of her God bringing Him, the
Son of God, Jesus, (Yeshua,) Savior, (Messiah), into the
Mary is the greatest example for all people. Her sincerity,
humility, love, obedience to God’s plan, and her quick response
to the Angel is a guide for our lives. Perhaps a discussion,
after thought and prayer, might be valuable for our soul.
Perhaps our goal can be to imitate Mary in her eagerness to
respond when we know what God expects of us. Pray to the Holy
Spirit for guidance, daily.
The ending poem speaks of surrendering, as Mary did.
Your love, O Lord, embraces me
more than my heart can hold;
Love’s rays expand beyond
the narrowness of my heart, and
so I pine for more.
search for more of Love’s radiance;
to live more deeply in love of you,
to allow your Glory to shine through me
causing a jealousy within others,
urging them to reach out to you.
Then, together, may we stand in awe
discovering a refulgence that
draws us exultantly to you,
Praised by your HOLY NAME !