12/22/2012 Luke 1:38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
The Angel of the Lord was sent to Mary with a message of real Blessing. The Lord Jesus Christ will be coming to earth, and you, even though you are a virgin, will be the one who will give birth to the Son of God, the Messiah. We see Mary's reply to this news in this verse, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. Mary had no hesitation in her answer, and was willing to do whatever God wanted. What a good example for us she has set here. When God has something for us to do, we need to get going, and do it. Our reply to God needs to be yes Lord, here am I, send me, just as Isaiah said when God asked who shall we send? God looks for a willing heart that will trust Him totally and do whatever He says, and go where ever He says. Jesus who is God forever past and forever future, when asked by the Father to come to earth and die for our sins, said yes Father I will go for the joy set before me of saving mankind from the clutch of the devil and sin, and to redeem mankind to you. Jesus was the best example of following God where ever He led. Jesus walked in God's will all the way to His death on the cross. Jesus only said what He heard the Father say, and only did what He saw the Father do.
We like Mary pray Father we are your Servants, please do with us, and in us, whatever you will and send us where ever you will, and do through us whatever you want. In Jesus name we pray.