This is about Mary, the girl who trusted God and carried out the given task. What task is that you ask? It’s the task to carry and and give birth to the Messiah.
I think if I were Mary I’d be having pretty much mixed feelings; scared, excited, and surprised. As a Jewish girl, she must have heard about the Messiah through the reading from Isaiah 7:14 so many times.
All right then, the Lord himself will give you the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).
This was one of the prophecies from prophet Isaiah, and then the prophecy was fulfilled with her! Mary was the chosen one who was meant to carry Jesus Christ, the Messiah. That’s a relief. For so long, the Jews were waiting for the One to come release them from bondage.
What captivates me the most in today’s reading is how the young Mary was so obedient. She believed and received the message without questioning how big or how hard the task would be. She must have loved God so much… A childlike faith is extraordinary.