With Christmas almost here, I thought I would share these words of Francis Schaeffer concerning Mary from his book True Spirituality.
It is beautiful, it is wonderful. She says: ‘Behold, the bondmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.’ There is an active passivity here. She took her own body, by choice, and put it into the hands of God to do the thing that he said he would do, and Jesus was born. She gave herself, with her body, to God. In response to the promise, yes; but not to do it herself. This is a beautiful, exciting, personal expression of a relationship between a finite person and the God she loves.