This Bible talk on Luke 1:26-38 was given as part of WPC Belconnen’s Sunday morning service on December 19, 2021.
Throughout the Bible, we see how God loves to bless people who are overlooked by the world. God’s love for the weak and lowly is seen all thoughout the Gospels, including in the accounts of Jesus’ birth. And so, when God chose human parents to bear and care for His Son, He did not choose a power couple from the royal palace in Jerusalem. He chose instead a young woman and a humble carpenter from a rural backwater in Galilee. When Mary praises God for choosing her to bear the Lord, she declares that God ‘has looked on the humble estate of His servant’ – Luke 1:48. And God’s choice of Mary – a humble, poor country girl, likely only in her early to mid-teens – reminds us that God does not favour worldly power and prestige, as Hollywood and the media do. His grace is extended to all – and no servant is too small to serve our mighty God.