And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”Luke 1:38
Mary’s words from the book of Luke hit me different this morning. Mary was giving God a blank check with her life. I don’t know if she knew what was ahead for her or not, but she said God could do whatever He wanted because she was His servant.
And I wonder…. are we that willing?
God isn’t calling us to give birth to the Messiah, but what about what He is calling us to do? What He is calling us to endure.
Mary had to face skeptical parents, disapproving townsfolk, and who knows what else. But what are we faced with because we are choosing to let God have His way in our lives?
For me, that looks like chronic migraines. I don’t know why God has called me to this, but He has. All too often I pray with Jesus, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.” (Matthew 26:39)
But I’m not sure I really mean it.
I don’t want my head to hurt.
I don’t want to be forced to endure.
I just want the pain to go away.
That’s where today finds me. Where does it find you?
What is God calling you to go through?