Mary’s response to God’s invitation to be the mother of the Messiah was brief and positive: “Be it done to me according to your word.” Fiat – let it be. Mary could not have imagined in her wildest dreams what it was that she said “yes” to. She could not anticipate the hardships that she would endure, the trials that she would face, the crosses she would bear.
God, help me to trust in you as Mary did. Help me to learn that I may not always have the whole picture when I say yes to you, but teach me to trust that whatever you have in store for me will ultimately work out for good. Trusting that your will for me is life, help me to face the challenges and crosses that naturally come my way with a deep faith in your promise to be always with me.