Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. ~Luke 1:38
Can you imagine probably being 16-18, and being told that you were going to give birth to the Son of God?
I have difficulty saying yes to help out with another event on a weekend, and Mary said “Sure”, to spending the rest of her life raising the Son of God- because all parents know that it is a lifetime commitment, no matter how old the child gets! Even worse this is the actual flesh and blood of the divine. Failure is not an option.
However, this teenage girl, faced with ridicule, abandonment, and even death calmly and serenely accepted one of the most difficult tasks undertaken by a human. She did this all with just one word… Yes, and the entire world has never been the same.
One word can change the world, so the next time someone asks you to help, support, or just show up, you never know what the result of your “Yes” can be.