This young, teen-age virgin believed God’s Word. She trusted that there would be a fulfilment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord, for she was part of Israel’s faithful remnant. Mary was waiting for her Messiah.
She knew the prophecies and the oracles belonged to Israel. She knew theirs was the Shekinah glory, theirs were the covenants, the Law, and the prophets. She knew that her Saviour was coming one day – to visit and redeem her people as He had done in Egypt so many years before.
We read of Mary, of whom Isaiah proclaimed: “She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled.” So often Mary is venerated because of her role as the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, but we read another reason that this special lady was so blessed. Mary was blessed because she trusted God. She was blessed because she had faith in His Word. She was blessed because “she believed that what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled.”
ALL who trust the Word of the Lord are as equally blessed as this very special lady, for the righteousness of Christ is credited to all who believe in His name. The day is coming when together with Mary we will all stand around the throne of grace and worship the Lamb that was slain for our sins, but in the meantime, we too can join in her psalm of exultation and sing, “My soul exalts the Lord, my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour, for He has had regard for the humble state of His bond-slave.”
It is only by grace that we are clothed in Christ’s righteousness, and our names are written in the Lamb’s book of life because we too “believe what the Lord has spoken to us – will be fulfilled.”
Loving Father, my heart wants to swell with songs of rejoicing and praise. Thank You for choosing me to be one of Your bond-slaves. I am so blessed because I have believed. Thank You that You have done great things for me, holy is Your name. I offer You this sacrifice of praise in Jesus’ name, AMEN.