In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”
“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.
For nothing is impossible with God.”
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.Leave a Comment
I cannot imagine what Mary was thinking during this time.
Oh to have that type of faith……………………………….
Beth Williams says
I wish I could have her faith and confidence. Joseph also displayed that same good faith and confidence in God–if only people today would do the same!
Linda DIxon says
Mary and Joseph’s faith is still an example to us of obedience and trust. How could these two people do this extraordinary miracle without the grace of the Father? And, likewise, how can we live miraculous lives every day without His grace-full Presence?
Janice Cowan says
I agree with Floralba–just to have a little bit of that kind of faith.