You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name Jesus. Luke 1:31
"If you had been Mary how do you think you might have responded to this pronouncement...?" (Beth Moore's Jesus: 90 Days With the One and Only)
Really? I'm going to have a baby? But how could that be? How can I get pregnant if I haven't ever been with a man before? Is there some other way to conceive that my mom never told me about? I'm so confused.
Surely the vision I saw of this angel was just a dream. I'd better get some sleep before I start seeing things again.
But what if it's true? People are going to start saying terrible things about me once I start showing. Their going to think I'm a tramp. And I'm not! It's not fair!!! I'll lose all my friends! Oh no - even worse - Joseph will probably divorce me thinking I've done him wrong. And all the plans I've been making for our wedding will have been a complete waste of time.
But - what.if.it.is.true? The Messiah is coming! The long awaited Rescuer is finally coming! And Yahweh has chosen me - a silly, emotional, girl - to be His mother. Why did He choose to send His Son to this little town, Nazareth - to a sinful, naive, girl like me? No one would have ever expected this! What a wonderful God He is! I'm just a simple girl. And He is allowing me to have a front seat in the coming of the Savior!
Yahweh, give me the power to serve you as you will. I can't do it in my own strength. Help me.