What is it called when Mary said yes to God?

What is it called when Mary said yes to God?

by TERRY MATTINGLY Special to NWA Democrat-Gazette | April 8, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. Anyone who can do basic math knows that something mysterious happened to a young Jewish girl named Mary nine months before Christmas.

What happened when Mary said yes to God?

God’s plan was conditional upon her response. Mary asked questions – sensible, assertive questions – and then she said “Yes! Mary inspires us because she goes ahead of us. Her yes to God led her to places of great joy but also places where none of us would wish to go.

Who in the Bible said yes to God?

We have many Biblical examples of “yes” answers to God’s call to action: Noah to build the ark, Moses to lead his people, Esther to save her people, David to provide the Messianic linage, and many more. But there is one person, besides Jesus, who stands out in my mind as the ultimate “yes” person.

What does Mary say about God?

Mary exalted God, not herself “My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, And holy is His name.” Luke 1:46-50.

How do we say yes to God?

When we say, “Yes,” to God, we say, “Yes,” to all that He is. We say, “Yes,” to becoming all that we can be for Him. We say, “Yes,” to being all that He created us to be-to live our purpose with Him beside us. God does not want us to be afraid, but to be joyful and to seek Him and His kingdom above all else.

How does the yes of Mary can lead us to holiness?

As the chosen model of holiness the Blessed Virgin Mary is also our teacher of holiness who provides us with the example of her own life as well as with a lesson plan leading us towards the exalted goal of holiness. Jesus Christ was attentive and receptive to His Mother’s teaching.

Why do we say yes to God?

There is a peace that we have in our hearts when we know we are doing the will of God in our lives, even when we may be uncertain or scared. After we discern and say, “Yes,” to God we often have greater confidence, because we know what we are supposed to do.

What does the Bible say about saying yes or no?

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. The World English Bible translates the passage as: But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes’ and your ‘No’ be ‘No.

Why did God choose Mary?

She also had the God-given strength to endure the trials that would surely go along with being the mother of Jesus. People that didn’t know her, or God, would not believe that her son was the Son of God. God knew that Mary would hold strong. God certainly also knew that Mary would be a good mother to Jesus.

Is Mary a God?

We have a proposition of faith which blatantly contradicts the Church’s ongoing and most authoritative teaching: Mary is not God. She is a creature of God and a human being. She is neither Co-Creator with God nor soul of the Holy Spirit.

What did Mary mean when she said yes to God?

When Mary said “yes,” she welcomed God into the content of her already given life. So it is with our lives. When we say “yes,” God is most often inviting us to what is already within our capacity—inviting us to see our ordinary roles as sacred. Like Mary, can we accept the deepening of the lives that we have already been given?

What was the message of Mary the Mother of God?

The message of Mary is conversion to Her Son by saying “yes” to God’s invitation. That is the path to true peace. Her response to the Angel “I am the handmaiden of the Lord; let it be to me according to your Word” (Luke 1:38), proposes to every man and woman the new way of living called the Christian life.

Why did the Blessed Mother say ” yes ” to God?

However, we do know what happened because she said “yes.” God used her to deliver our Savior! Throughout her life, the Blessed Mother repeatedly trusted in God’s plan. By meditating on her life and asking for her intercession, we can begin to trust God with our lives.

Is there any mention of Mary being troubled?

In fact, once the angel revealed God’s plan there is no further mention of Mary being troubled. For most of us, our worrying would start as soon as God revealed His plan.