Hail Mary mother of God, blessed art thou among women, blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
How many times did many of us grow up saying that?
But take a minute, and think about the reality of Mary’s life.
She was a young woman living a Godly life doing “all the right things”.
And then God….
We all look at her life and think how blessed and “chosen” she was but think about it.
She was pregnant….by God….
What if someone came to you and said they were pregnant “by God”. I’m sure she was surrounded by gossip and doubt. But she chose to be obedient knowing is would put her character in question. That for the rest of her life people would whisper about her. But she knew her character, self worth and calling was in God not in people.
She knew her value was in who God called her to be. She could have said no and then lived a seemingly good life, but instead she chose the more difficult but obedient life.
And time was changed….we all now see her as one of holiest women in history.
But think about how although her life wasn’t easy, she walked unwavingly in her Godly purpose. I can’t think of anything more fulfilling.