Luke 1:26-38

Lippi The Annunciation, ca 1450-3, Fra Filippo Lippi

The Birth of Jesus Foretold
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 favoured! 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 favour 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.


10 thoughts on “Luke 1:26-38”

  1. Even our Holy Mother Mary suffers the doubt of her Conception, then a sword through his heart, gives her beloved son to torture and death on the cross for men, with all this, asks: We do the will of the Father, only remains just follow his example.

  2. How amazing this story is no matter how many times I hear it. How strange and amazing this all must have seemed to 16-year-old Mary. God’s ways are wonderful and so far above our own thinking. Thank you, Jonie.

  3. And God continues to favor His servants ,His Holy Spirit still producing fruit in
    our lives. Praise God!!! 🙂

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