She knows no law. Everything yields to her in heaven and on earth.
The whole of heaven gazes on her with delight.
She plays before the ravished eyes of God himself.
Boy did they not realize just what God had in store for them!!!
In their years pleading for God's aid, they were being prepared for a blessing incomprehensible! They were tasked (unwittingly) with bringing the Ark of the New Covenant into the world. Theirs was the responsibility of raising up the Mother of God... the Queen of Heaven... the Woman Clothed with the Sun! While they understood this child was, indeed, uniquely blessed, I wonder how aware they were of just how perfect and special she really was...
Can you imagine, though, what that day must have been like? Since God wanted to keep this most perfect gift a secret from even the angels themselves, I wonder how they reacted when St. Michael the Archangel was tasked with protecting this little one ('cause in my mind, St. Michael was always the Guardian of the Blessed Mother). Did St. Michael understand who it was that He protected? Did any of the Guardian angels that were present at her birth understand? Did they understand that this babe was their Queen? That she would bear forth God as Man?
Incredible. But all those present were probably blissfully unaware of the amazement of the angelic choirs surrounding them. None were aware of how God's own Heart must have rejoiced in this, His Most Perfect Creation... the creature called upon from all eternity to be His Mother, the bridge between human and divine.
Happy Feast Day, Blessed Mother. May the world rejoice in the promise of Life that you bring!