When I was old enough to start really thinking about the story of Mary's visit with the angel, the many emotions behind the story started to creep into my mind. I imagined what it must have been like to be a young girl, probably a teenger, and to be told that I was going to somehow get pregnant with son who would be the Son of God.
What would my reaction be? Fear? Denial? Shock too deep for words?
But not Mary - Mary responded with a deep faith and simply said, "...be it unto me according to thy word."(from Luke 1:38)
And the immortal words of her exaltation later on in Luke 1 are just beautiful, which is one reason why I chose to play Keith and Kristyn Getty's Magnificat tonight.