As we enter into her story, we discover the surprises she received from God. The first of these surprises came about when an angel of the Lord appeared to her. This was no ordinary angel. Rather, God sent Gabriel the archangel, among the highest of God’s angels. Gabriel dwelled in the presence of God (Luke 1:19), in His royal court as His personal servant (Maxwell Davidson, “Angels” in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels). It took a special messenger with a special message for Mary because she would bear the Son of God. Gabriel declared to her,
“Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” (Luke 1:28)
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God” (Luke 1:30)
Have a good day!
I wish you well!
“Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38).
“Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips,And I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips;For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts” (Isaiah 6:5)
And I stand, I stand in awe of you
I stand, I stand in awe of you
Holy God to whom all praise is due
I stand in awe of youFrom Hillsong, “I Stand in Awe of You”