The answer given to Mary's question is, 'nothing is impossible with God'.
I wonder if Mary was familiar with this Proverb...
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
Mary's response to the answer she was given tells me she was not only acquainted with it, but had spent her life learning to live what it says.
Instead of continuing with more questions, doubting the practicality of this plan, she says:
“I am the Lord’s servant. May your word to me be fulfilled.”
How many times does God present what appears to be an impossible solution to a problem in our lives, or reveal a life path that just doesn't line up with common sense plans we have made for ourselves?
As you think about that, also try to remember how often your immediate response (key word...immediate!) was "OK. I'm your servant. Your' the Master. I'm doin' it Your way even though I don't understand it."?
Mary teaches us so much in this simple response to this impossible plan. It really boils down to her submissive acknowledgement that she is God's servant.
In her time, Mary would be very familiar with the term 'servant'. It was part of that culture to have servants in homes. She knew the word servant meant: