Mary is an example of faith to us all. She was promised the gift of a son, yet she couldn’t understand how this could happen and asked, “How can this be?” The answer was that the Holy Spirit would come upon her. How did she respond? She surrendered her life to the Lord, risking scandal, difficulties and much future pain, and then praised God that what He had promised was already true as far as she was concerned. What a far cry for our “wait-and-see” skepticism of today!