“The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.’” Luke 1:28
Mary was “highly favored” by the Lord. The verse also says that the Lord was with Mary. What an honor to be told that you are highly favored by the God of all creation.
God had been watching Mary, and she had been found faithful. I’m sure she was a just normal young woman who went about doing what the women of that day did. But in her normal day-to-day life, she honored the Lord. And God took note of her.
So when God looked for a young woman who would be the mother of His precious son, He chose Mary.
2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him…”
God has us right where we are for a reason. And whatever situation we find ourselves in, we have a choice to make. Will we choose a positive attitude? Will we commit to be faithful with what we have been given, even the little things? Will we seek to honor the Lord in all we say and do?
See, God is still looking. He’s still looking throughout the earth for people whose hearts are fully committed to Him. He’s still looking for those to entrust His precious Son to. God is up to great and incredible things. Oh that He would look at our lives and say of us, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Have a blessed day!