My church has been studying the book of Luke, and it has been so good. In recent months I have been deeply touched by Mary's response to God's plan for her.
Mary was a young girl who loved the Lord and was faithful to live according to the word of God. She was in the midst of planning her future as Joseph's wife, when the angel appeared to her and told her that God had chosen her to be the mother of God's son. She asked only one question. "How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?" (Luke 1:34) The angel explained that this child would be conceived by the Holy Spirit. To this, Mary replied,
"I am the Lord's servant, May it be to me as you have said." (Luke 1:38)
Wow! What a statement! I'm afraid that I if I were Mary, I might have blown it. I probably would have said something like, "Say what?" Or, "OK, first of all, that's impossible. Second of all, if it were possible, nobody will believe me. Everybody will think I've sinned, and there's no way Joseph will marry me." I would have wanted to think about it for a while. But not Mary. She asked one practical little question, then said yes.