Every time I listen to Mark Lowry’s Mary Did You Know, I want to bust into tears. What did little Mary know? Dr. Luke shares that she was confused, disturbed, and pondered in her heart all that Gabriel told her.
In The Magnificat (Luke 1: 46-55), Mary says,
Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For he took notice of his lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.”
We rejoice today that God continues to take notice of His sons and daughters.
Each of us has an intricate part in God’s plan — just as Mary did.
God places us in specific times and places. We are here for a reason. One day Mary was living her life as a young, virgin woman engaged to be married. The next day she was given her specifically chosen assignment. Her part in world and eternal history was bigger than she was and involved more than she could ever imagine.
I believe our assignments are specifically chosen, too. I also believe we cannot fathom God’s plan for us.
Many of the details of life are best left unknown. Mary would have surely sung a different song had she known what awaited her baby boy.
Instead of running (Y’all, I would have wanted to run. I mean, a pregnant virgin engaged to a good Jewish boy), Mary responded,
I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”
I want to be found believing God. Don’t you?
I declare over you today:
You are blessed because you believe that the Lord will do what He says.