In a posture of humility and faith, Mary responded to the angel by declaring that she is the Lord’s servant.

Elizabeth continued with the same humility that Mary had when responding to the angel. Elizabeth said to Mary, Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me (Luke 1:43)? Elizabeth was humbled at the thought of being part of God’s plan of redemption.

As they met, both women shared their faith, joy, and trust. The divine encounter strengthened both of them; they experienced joy and celebration.

In humility, Mary and Elizabeth considered it an honor to be part of God’s plan for the world. They desired his will above their own will. They believed God’s promises, trusted his Word, and believed he was able to accomplish His plans — even if those plans defied logic and reason.

May we approach the Lord with the same humility, faith, and trust in his ability to accomplish what he promises. May we act on what he says and trust the Holy Spirit to fill us. May his glory captivate our hearts and minds, such that we become willing and faithful participants in his passionate plan to redeem this broken world.

Lord, your plans are perfect. You keep your promises. Your word can be trusted. You are able to accomplish Your plans. Lord, we desire your will above our own. Give us courage to obey you. Fill us with Your Holy Spirit so that we faithfully fulfill our part in your plan to redeem this broken world.

Throughout This Day: Invite God to direct you step by step throughout your day so that you say and do exactly what he wants, in his strength and for his glory.

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