The angel’s visit to Mary marked an important event in the history of Christianity. Her saying “yes” to God made her the mother of Christ.

And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. 

Luke 1:38.

Mary’s simple life was made sacred when she accepted God’s invitation to bear His son. Her “yes” was without conditions or excuses, but a full “yes” to do the will of God. She surrendered herself to God and it opened the door for God to be among us. Mary kept saying “yes” to what God was doing in her life and family. Hers was a continuous “yes”.

God gives us the option to say “yes” or “no” to His request. When we say “no”, it shows we prefer ourselves to our communion with God. But each unreserved “yes” we say to God is the beginning of a new story. Saying “yes” to God can make a big difference in our relationship with God and our spiritual growth. Is there anything God is asking you to do today? Does it look difficult, scary, different, impossible, inconvenient or crazy?  Do you trust God enough to help you in carrying out the task? Find out what God is asking you to do and be willing to say “yes” to His will at all times. Great things begin with someone saying “yes” to God. It could be you.