We all know what happens next… the angel, Gabriel, appeared to Mary and told her how she was favored by God and chosen to carry a son. Naturally Mary was completely freaked out given that she was a virgin. The angel explained that the Spirit of God would come upon her and that is how she would become pregnant. Now, I am not one to shy away from God’s calling… but can you imagine what possibly could have been going through her head? “What will my parents say? Will anyone believe me? What will Joseph think? God, are You sure about this?” But what was Mary’s response to this news… Luke 1:38 “I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.” Wow. Even as a young teenager, possibly preteen, Mary’s faith was not rattled.