Fear Not

When Mary was first approached by the angel Gabriel he said, “Greetings, you are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” I doubt that her first thoughts were “This is really great. I feel so special.” I think at first she was terrified, which is why Gabriel said, “Do not be afraid.” In that moment, she had the choice of running out of there, resisting anything this creature was saying or listening cautiously. She chose to be incredibly brave. She stood her ground to hear what Gabriel was saying. When he had finished laying out the plan, she said, “I am the Lord’s servant. May it be to me as you have said”. What strength and guts she had!

Luke 1:26-38