Key Text: Luke 1:26-56
At first glance, Mary’s response to the news of her pregnancy seems not too dissimilar to Zechariah’s. Yet the angel’s response is dramatically different; rather than rebuke, Mary receives a blessing. Something about Mary’s posture before God was different. Mary’s heart was meek, yet her simple belief was mighty. Rather than belittle God, our awestruck wonder and holy curiosity magnify the glory of God. To Mary, it didn’t seem possible, but God was in it, so she sat back in wonder to wait on how he would fulfil his promise. When that happens, when our lives are filled with expectant wonder and curiosity, God gets even more praise.