“Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” We say that we know that (Hebrews 13:6), but sometimes, God seems to place us in a position where we are startled and suspicious. He tells us not to fear, but then He blows us away.
The revelation of Jesus to Mary, and the announcement that a poor little girl would bring forth the Incarnation of Glory into the world; this was and is a time for awe and wonder. Mary wondered, how can these things happen, through me?
She is given the same answer we are given: the power of the Holy Spirit. God can do anything, and He can do anything through you.
Mary is also told that she is not the only one giving birth to a miracle. We are not alone; we are not the only instrument in the Grand Orchestra of the Great Maestro.
She then gives us one of the most sublime statements in the Bible, the key to Christ in your life; “let it be to me according to your word”.
And so it is with us… it is our destiny to be fashioned into the figure of Christ (Romans 8:29), yet we need to be strengthened (Ephesians 3:14-20) for the song of the Savior to be turned up to full volume (Galatians 4:19). Let the music play.
We can live Incarnational lives (Galatians 2:20) as the instrument of God, because we have the same power, the same glory, resident in us (Colossians 1:27). It must come out.
Bring forth the miracle: let God play His glorious tune, through you.