I know. We've already looked at Mary some little bit. So, here's what I see in this woman:
Pure in heart.
Willing to be willing.
Filled with God (literally and metaphorically).
Not fear-less, but courageous.
Here are some of my favorite God-words about Mary.
Greetings, O favored one (highly sought after, filled with grace), the Lord is with you! (Luke 1:28, 30)
"Do not be afraid, Mary... " (Luke 1:30)
And Mary said, "Behold am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Luke 1:38)
Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord. (Luke 1:45)
My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant... (Luke 1:46-48)
Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. (Luke 2:19)
As we read God's words, we can see so much depth of character between the lines, in the woman God chose to mother His Son. If anyone had a mama's heart, Mary did! If anyone understood what it meant to be a servant of the Lord Most High, Mary did! If anyone willingly surrendered her life to sacrificial obedience - it was Mary!
Are you Mary?
If I'm a Mary, then I am a surrendered servant willing to be willing to receive from God's hand whatever He asks...
Ah, but there are still more folks around that manger to examine. 😃