Sunday, December 7, 2008

celebrate the Sabbath... anticipating His birth!

In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin's name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! 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 favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name 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 the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end."

"How will this be," Mary asked the angel, "since I am a virgin?"

The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called
the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God."

"I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."

~Luke 1:26-38


  1. Hi Sharilyn,

    I've always love this passage. The first time I heard it and it meant something to me was dring a Christmas Mass I attended just a few hours after attending the funeral of a child who had drowned in an accident.

    Best wishes,


  2. Those last words from Mary are words I need to pray every morning...

  3. Sharilyn,
    What a lovely blog you have here! The heart-shaped rocks, the CS Lewis quote, the lovely posts. I will be coming back. Thank you for stopping by Getting Down With Jesus. It has been nice to "meet" you. ... As for this post, a great piece of Scripture you share here. I agree with Billy: Mary's words make a prayer I ought to pray each day.


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