Mary is rejoicing. She’s about to have a baby, impregnated by the Holy Spirit. He will be the Messiah. God has chosen lowly, poor Mary, a nobody who simply loved God and was passed over for every important assignment — passed over by others, not by God.
This IS a Biblical pattern. God chooses the foolish things to shame the wise. Over and over again, He chose the second born (or last born) against the father’s preference for the first born.
Often those who enjoy power or riches think themselves too important to seek God. They sort of unchoose themselves.
If you find yourself lacking money, talent, beauty, intelligence, _________________ (fill in the blank), congratulations! You are a prime candidate to be chosen by God for a special mission.