Mary’s of the Bible 8

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Mary’s of the Bible – Day 8

Luke 1:27-30

The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God.”

The Thought

Mary was frightened by the presence of this stranger in her room. I wonder if him saying she had found favour with God would make her feel better or worse? The fact that she was greatly troubled at his words suggests that she did not jump up and down with excitement. The angel went on to give her a very strange message that probably did not make her feel any better.

You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call Him Jesus. 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, and He will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; His kingdom will never end (Luke 1:31-33).

We can imagine that this humble devout young woman was not over excited about the responsibility she was being given! She didn’t know what to do with this news. Would you?


Think today about how you would react if an angel appeared in your room and gave you news that didn’t seem possible.

Throughout the centuries there have been many who have become pregnant outside of marriage. Many babies have been murdered because of the lack of acceptance of the situation, either by the pregnant mother, or because of pressure from family or friends. Pray for those mothers today, for a peace that only the Lord can give.

Be convinced in your heart that Jesus can bring that peace to anyone anywhere in the face of any problem. If we ask for it.

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