Gabriel Was Sent To Mary

The angel Gabriel was sent on his most important mission, which was to tell the virgin Mary about her future Son. She was chosen by God because of her faithfulness to Him. Therefore, she was highly favored and blessed among all women. The Lord was with her, so making this decision came easy. However, she was still troubled, but not doubting the words of the angel. It is written, “and in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.” (Luke 1:26-29) Imagine getting this news from an angel. It would startle anyone. However, to listen and receive what God’s messengers is what God asks of us as His faithful.

Mary had found favor with God. Therefore, she was told that she would bring forth a son, who is called Jesus. He would be no ordinary man but great, being the Son of the Highest. He will be given a throne, where He will reign over the house of Israel. There is no end to His kingdom. But Mary was a virgin and wondered how this would be possible. It is written, “and the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” (Luke 1:30-34) We must realize that God can do extraordinary things in our lives, that we are not capable of on our own. Those who trust in the Lord will do His will through His help.

It was told unto Mary that she would bare a son by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Highest. Through this awesome presence of God, Mary conceived the Son of God. Even Elisabeth, her cousin was pregnant at an older age. Both of these pregnancies were possible because with God, nothing is impossible. Mary acknowledge that she is the handmaid of the Lord and said, be it unto me according to your word. It is written, “and the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.” (Luke 1:35-38) This story is true. Jesus, our God, did come to save us.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people will remember You during this Christmas season. Not to be wrapped in Santa Clause or gifts, but to think upon Your glorious birth, Jesus. You are the reason for the season. The world has tried to make a substitute for acknowledging Your birth through Santa Clause, but this will not work with Your Saints. Satan cannot take our attention off of You, Lord. But that will never happen to me. I will continue to lead my family to know You. Not just to think upon You during this time of year, but every day of our lives. As You received gifts at Your birth, Jesus, I offer You my heart, mind, and strength to serve You. Lead me through the power of the Holy Spirit. I only wish to know You more and to do Your will as it is in heaven. God, I am so grateful that You came to earth those two thousand years ago as a baby to a virgin. Surely, nothing is impossible in Your sight. I love You, God. You are my Lord and my Savior. Be with me always until Your return. Come quickly, Jesus. Your Saints are anxiously waiting. Amen.

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  1. It’s a pattern throughout Scripture that God chooses the most unlikely people to accomplish his purposes. Abraham and Sarah having Isaac. The woman at the well being the first to learn that the Messiah was on earth. Paul who persecuted Christians was sent to preach the Gospel to the Gentiles


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