Mary is special and she is favoured because of how she received Jesus.
We can receive Jesus because we are highly favoured. We are“accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians, chapter 1).
For Mary, there is little doubt that her pregnancy with Jesus was a difficult time, filled with doubt, worry and fear, but she’s reminded that she’s favoured and loved.
When our response echo’s Mary’s, we are pregnant with life, hope, joy, peace and possibilities.