Obedience

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mary-gabrielMary was engaged to Joseph. Their wedding was to take place after some time. In between an angel came to her and said “Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God. You will be with a child, and will give birth to a son. You should name him Jesus”. Mary said “I am a virgin, how will this happen”. The angel said, “The Holy Spirit will come and the power of the most high will overshadow you, and the Holy One to be born will be called the Son of God”.

She accepted what the angel told her. She obeyed God more than the shame she had to face in this world. It was not easy for her. If the people of her own tribe came to know that she was pregnant, she would be stoned to death. Still she said, “I am ready to obey God, irrespective of whatever happens to me”. God wants to use each one of us for many kinds of activities. He can do so only if we walk according to the will of God, and obey Him without questions.

I am the Lord’s servant, Mary answered, May it be to me as you have said. Luke 1:38

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