This post is Day 25 in a series of studies about “Gifts & Giving”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.
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Gifts & Giving – Day 25
Today as we remember the gift of Jesus to the earth, we think of that event which was foretold hundreds of years before it happened. In this revelation to Mary by Gabriel, we see that Gabriel gave a description of the future as well as the name of this baby.
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.
Today as we remember the gift of Jesus to the earth, we think of that event which was foretold hundreds of years before it happened. In this revelation to Mary by the angel Gabriel, we see that Gabriel gave a description of the baby’s future as well as the name. Can you imagine how many times Mary must have remembered that angelic visitation during the following few months of her pregnancy as well as during the years of Jesus lifetime?
The description Gabriel gave of Jesus didn’t finish with today’s verse, he went on to say 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 1:32-33)
There is much there to be pondered on.
When we, as Christians, think in our day, of Jesus as God’s gift to the earth, we remember His death on the cross, as the reason for which He came. But there is so much more than that. What would it mean to Mary that He would receive the throne of His father David? I think her question How can this be? (Luke 1:34) included much more than the question about getting pregnant.
Think today of what Jesus’s gift to earth really means for you and for your family. Pray for those around you who think Christmas is about giving gifts, but don’t know the reason why.
If you could give Jesus a gift what wold you give Him? Remember that all He asks for is your love in keeping His commands;
If you love Me, keep My commands. (John 14:15)
Whoever has My commands and keeps them, is the one who loves Me. (John 14:21)