Thursday, November 1, 2012

May it be to me...

Today I read in Luke 1:26-38 about Gabriel telling Mary that she would be the mother of the Messiah.

At the end, her response was, "I am the Lord's servant...May it be to me as you have said."

I was struck by the peace in that statement.  Previously I would have thought about how much trust, faith, and obedience Mary had.  But today I saw the peace.  In her surrender to God as His servant, she had peace.  Deep reaching peace.

I have been watching a friend with that kind of peace.  They are the Lord's servant...may to them as the Lord allows.

I want this for my life.  That peace in the midst of uncertainty, hope, despair...I am the Lord's servant.  May it be to me as You have said. Total peace in total surrender.

Our life is not our own, we were bought at a price, and I am His servant.  His will for my life, that is what I want.  I may not understand it, but I want it, because He is my Creator God who is Love.