Mary was full of Gods grace simply because God chose to bless her. We have no description of her being holy or pious or deserving. She was a virgin, yes, but not perfect, not without sin. For Jesus to be fully the Son of Man, his mother had to be fully human.
What made Mary worthy of her calling was not her virtue; it was Gods virtue. Thats why her story gives every woman a generous measure of hope. God takes us as we are and uses us as he will, for our good and for his glory. Talk about being endued with grace!
Excerpted from The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs
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Daily Reflection: How is God using you, just as you are, for His glory this Christmas?