It is incredible and wonderful that God chose to mark time of His Son's earthcoming using an elderly woman's pregnancy: "
Mary then gathers her courage and showcases the righteousness and faith that made God smile upon her: “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
This question was not like Zechariah's question, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.” His question asked for proof; Mary's question was one of logistics, since she was not just a virgin, but an engaged virgin. She knew the Law and the ramifications of a pregnancy out of wedlock. Yet, she trusted God. Everything that was taught to her about the Law seemed to scream against this, but what could she do? She, Mary, was highly favored by the Lord God of Hosts.
“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” She humbled herself, answered in the words and tone of a servant, and accepted the Word as fulfilled to her.
And God smiled.
In Jesus' Name,
Read Isaiah 7:14. What does "Immanuel" mean?
Gabriel mentioned Elizabeth to Mary in Luke 1:35-37. How was this reassuring to Mary?
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