Be It Done Unto Me According to Your Word.
Where did hope come from?
When we go back to the birth of Jesus and consider how it happened, we will see the birth of hope. The physical incarnation of God’s word took place during an encounter between the angel Gabriel and a virgin by the name of Mary. Their conversation, recorded in the Gospel of Luke has been replayed in so many church dramas and films that it’s easy to overlook the details. Luke 1:31-35 says, “You will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son,” Gabriel said. “The Holy Spirit will come upon you. The power of the Most High will overshadow you.” Think about that statement: “Will overshadow you.” The future tense indicates Mary had not yet conceived. Yet immediately after the angel’s departure, a few verses later, Mary is spoken of as pregnant.
This leaves one obvious moment when the word of God became flesh in Mary’s womb. This is so exciting! “And Mary said, ‘Behold, the bondslave of the Lord. Be it done to me according to your word.’ And the angel departed from her.” The word of God came alive in the young girl’s womb as soon as she believed the words of the angels and replied, “May it be done to me according to your word.” In that one miraculous moment, the whole world changed. A new human life was added to earth’s population. His name was Jesus. He was alive there and then because of Mary’s words.
It’s so important to use our words to make hope-filled declarations. There is hope for us continually. There’s hope from God available to us at all times. We must say read scriptures aloud as if speaking them back to the Lord with hope. As we do that, the word comes alive in us and in our circumstances.