DO YOU QUALIFY FOR AN ANGELIC VISITATION?
The immaculate conception by the virgin Mary would continue to be a mystery and one of the greatest miracle of God against the devil. Have you ever wondered what qualified Mary for the divine assignment? Mary was in her late teens at the time of her conception and already engaged to Joseph, the carpenter.
The Bible confirmed that grace and divine favour singled Mary out for the assignment but, I discovered that there was something more that qualified her. This very attribute is lacking in many young christian women of this generation. See vs. 38..."Then Mary said, behold the maid servant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word...". Also, see vs. 45..."Blessed is she who believed, for there will be a fulfilment of those things which were told her from the Lord".
Yes, Mary was a recipient of God's gracious mercy. Nevertheless, according to vs. 38 and 45, Mary's OBEDIENCE and FAITH are clearly a model worth emulating among young christian women of today. As young as she was (teenager), she knew God intimately, she was faithful, obedient and was able to distinguish the voice of an angel. It was because she knew the voice that is of God. There was no confusion on her path about whether the voice was of God or not.
Imagine how a young lady who knows the consequence of getting pregnant out of wedlock in her jewish culture and yet was able to declare..."May it be unto me as you have spoken". How are we training our young women today? Are we training them to know and be able to hear and know the voice that is of God? Or is it only the voice of money and the perishable material things of this world that they recognise? Where are the Mary's of this generation?
Pray with me; the grace to train our young women father grant unto me.