His son could have arrived as a full-grown adult. He didn’t. He was born a baby like the rest of us.
He could have come through a royal family and raised in a palace. He didn’t.
He was raised by a peasant family, surrounded by common people like most of us.
He could have come with political power. He didn’t. His homeland was controlled by an oppressive, foreign government.
But who could be entrusted to care for and raise the very son of God?
God could have selected anyone in the entire world but He chose Mary. Why would God choose her? Mary was a poor, uneducated, peasant girl that was born and raised in an unimpressive, back country village.
Perhaps her greatest characteristic was her servant’s heart.She did not let the fact of being chosen by God himself go to her head. It did not puff her up with pride.
Mary knew this path she was agreeing to would not be without hardships.
This time of year is a good time to reflect and examine our own hearts.
May we , like Mary, have a true spirit of humility and be willing to be a servant to others.
That’s the way to have a Mary Christmas.