In Luke 1, Mary discovers that she will bear the Son of God. Though the message was striking, Mary’s response is likewise striking:
38And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Mary was the blessed one; and this noble and most privileged blessing to bear the Son of God stems from her unfailing reliance on the Word of God. The angel speaks for God, and Mary listens and obeys.
This is the Advent message: the coming of Christ is to cause us to desire the Word of God to shape us. May our response always be that of Mary: “let it be to me according to your word.”
Prayer: Transform us, O Christ. May our lives conform to your very word, through Your Holy and Righteous Name, Amen.