In our passage today, Angel Gabriel appeared to Virgin Mary and delivered to her a message from God. Blessed are thou amongst women said the Angel and He told her that she was going to bear a child and His name shall be called JESUS. He will be great and will be called the son of the Highest. Mary answered the Angel and said, Lord but I know no man, and then he said the Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Highest will over shadow you. Angel Gabriel also told her about Elizabeth her relative who has already conceived in her a son in her old age, a woman who was called barren.
So When Mary arrived at Elizabeth’s house, the child in her womb leaped for joy as she heard the voice of Mary as she was greeting. And the Spirit of God came upon Elizabeth and she began to declare the word of the Lord upon Mary and she magnified the name of the Lord.
The word of God is ever true, His plans and purpose can never be like that of man. God cannot be questioned that’s the reason we as believers should go according to His directives because He knows best. When we go through challenges and difficulties, we should know He is not asleep but waiting for the right moment to manifest His power. And I pray that at the end we will not miss out of His blessings in Jesus Name.
Lord God my Father, I believe and trust in what you can do, only You knows what’s best for me and I declare this moment that I will never miss out of your glory and by your grace I shall always be attentive to you voice whenever you call in Jesus Mighty Name.
Reading – Luke 1:26-56
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 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, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
46 And Mary said:
“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.
- Luke 1:35 Or So the child to be born will be called holy
All scriptural passages are taken from the NIV version of the bible.