Unmarried pregnant girls are so commonplace today I don’t think we can relate to what Mary’s submission to God’s will really meant, what having a baby without being married cost women back then.
Prostitution at best. Most likely death. Loss of everything and every one. And life for that child should he or she be born? Brutal.
Mary’s faith speaks to me. Her total, unquestioning trust in God is something I want for myself. If God asks me to do the impossible, may I remember:
Nothing is impossible with God. (1:37)
May I, like Mary when God asks me to do something hard, say confidently, “I am the Lord’s servant. Let His will be done in me.”
And mean it.