"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said." (Luke 1:38)
How often do I grumble and say, "Lord, I don't really want to do this" or "Lord, can you really be putting all this on me, right NOW, of all times"?
"Can You make all of this just go away? Can you provide some relief? Come on, Lord! Please?"
Mary was about to get married. She was on the way to living her dream for her life. Marrying a good man from a good Jewish family, no doubt about to start a family of her own. She changed directions and accepted the Lord's favor and did what He wanted her to do.
And she said, "I am the Lord's servant."
People. A teenager said this. Why can't I?
That's all I can remember from my notes, but I think it's enough. Got the point, Lord.