A Young Girl
This Sunday the focus will shift from the Cantata and Pageants of last week. We will turn back and focus on the journey taken by a young girl; a young girl who was no more than fourteen years old. She was chosen, set apart, lifted up, but why? To a great extent she had to have been unprepared for the angelic invitation. She knew the law, the risks, the potential accusations that would come at her. She knew that her life could be threatened by answering “yes” to this unusual invitation. So, how could she have been prepared? And yet, it appears as though she was. It’s her response that answers all of those questions.
Like other biblical women before her, her preparation for this day had come in multiple ways. It wasn’t that she was so special, so holy, so spiritual that she was set apart from others. She was, however, faithful. She was prepared by her relationship and trust in God. She was prepared because of her deep relationship with Joseph. She was prepared by the promises of an angelic voice, and open to the message because she believed. In other words, like so many unexpected yet faithful servants before her, she answered the call of God with a humble yet confident yes. She had unknowingly prepared for this throughout her life and her response is the perfect example of what came of that preparation. Her song is a testament to her heart. So this Sunday, we’ll examine that in multiple ways. To prepare please read Luke 1:46-56.