Learning from a Teenage Girl


Perry Noble explains how we should be more like Mary in our response to God.

Read: Luke 1

We can only imagine the shock and confusion Mary felt when an angel says she will be a mother and her baby will be God’s Son. When Mary voices the obvious question about how this is physically possible, the angel replied, “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37). 

How many times a day, a week or a year do we need to hear these words for ourselves? This marriage is not impossible with God. This troubled child is not impossible with God. Mary’s response is the greatest challenge to us: “I am the Lord’s servant; may it be to me as you have said.”

I don’t know about you, but my response in that situation is likely to be anything that starts with “but.”

“But you don’t know what my husband has done….
“But you don’t know about my childhood…” 

Mary offers up no arguments, considering herself a servant of the Lord and knowing He will use her circumstances for His glory.

When Mary and Joseph begin the journey of parenthood, the Lord says of her “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished” (Luke 1:45). Believing and trusting God can be really hard. But sometimes it can be really simple. Like Mary, we have to look at ourselves as God’s servants knowing He has a greater purpose for our lives than we could ever have for ourselves.

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