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Know God in a Year #8 God Comes Like Everyone Else–Almost

Mary is doing her chores. She loves it when she is alone and can think, imagining all the old stories of God’s mighty leading, when suddenly a bright being, an angel, appears before her.

“Greetings oh favored one, the Lord is with you.” Not a strange greeting for the time, but Mary is stunned, and can’t think what to say. So the angel continues, “Don’t be afraid, I am Gabriel; God sent me to you with a message: you have found favor with God and are going to have a baby. You are to call him Jesus because he will be Messiah. God will give him David’s throne and His kingdom will have no end.”

Now Mary really doesn’t know what to say, but she knows where babies came from, so she asks Gabriel, “How can this happen since I am still a virgin?” (even though she is engaged to Joseph).

Gabriel reassures her that the Holy Spirit will take care of that because her child will be the son of God. And to help her believe him, he tells her that her barren Aunt Elizabeth is six months pregnant herself,  “for nothing is impossible with God.”

When Mary hears this her response is simple and beautiful, “I am the servant of the Lord.  May it happen to me as you have said.”

Imagine Gabriel’s beautiful smile to her response. Then he vanishes.
Mary is overwhelmed with the enormity of what just happened. Gabriel sent to me? Did he really say I will be the mother of the Messiah?

Luke 1: 26-38

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