Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday Thought ~ Luke 1:26-38 ...Gabriel's Message

Gabriel's Message to Mary

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”

29 But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was. 30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” 
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” 
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” 
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. 

Luke 1:26-38 

Gabriels Message..beautifully sung by Aled Jones

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x


  1. For as many years as I've thought about this Bible story, I still cannot begin to imagine any of it. It's such a mystery although I believe the woman in the painting is miles older than the girl Mary would have been. I've always thought of her as a much, much younger woman...even a girl, not yet a woman.
    A mystery...

  2. I too think Mary was much younger...some people say fourteen, which in our culture is very young. Little did she know that her life was about to change forever. But I also think this story is about Faith. She was untouched and confused, but when Gabriel told her of Elizabeth and how all things are possible through God...she calmly, and fearlessly, accepted what was to happen to her
    “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word"
    I wish that I had Marys Faith x