FIRST READ LUKE 1:5-38
18 Zechariah said to the angel, "How can I be sure this will happen? I'm an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years."
38 Mary responded, "I am the Lord's servant. May everything you have said about me come true." And then the angel left her. - Luke 1:38 NLT
We are open vessels for God to use according to His good will. We have a priest in one of the highest positions chosen to burn incense in the sanctuary. This man has been in the Holy of Holies, a man seen as connected with God. Then we have a virgin a common young woman, engaged to a carpenter. Both are visited by Gabriel the Archangel and given messages of great news. But the responses are totally different.
Both asked how the things that were told to them will happen, but the difference is the openness of their heart. Like the priest we can serve God in presence and do all the “christian duties” but totally miss an opportunity to fully receive from a move of God. It’s amazing that the vessel in the “lower” position in society was the most open but The vessel of high status had his lid half away on not fully willing to receive what was being poured into him.
Much Love & God Bless