Execution is everything. Gabriel had already spoken to Zachariah about the Herald that was his son. Now several months later Gabriel made his second announcement to a young virgin in Nazareth, named Mary. His announcement would divide time. He told this young girl she would carry the Son of God and be the mother of God on earth. How amazingly overwhelming the thought of being a mom, much less the mom of the Son of God? Unlike Zachariah, Mary said she would be the servant of the Most-High God, Adonai.
Mary would take on a task that would be unparalleled in history. Those of us who have raised our families know that moms are tireless and sacrificial from beginning to the end. They are bear-like in their protection, nurse-like in their nurture, and “Christ-like” in their sacrifice. We can never overstate the critical nature of God’s choice of a mom for His Son. History shows us God chose well! The Lord Jesus is the most definitive figure ever to stalk the panorama of Human History! (Kierkegaard) His Mom, Mary watched His growth, His life , His ministry, and His death. She saw His legacy and the building of the early church. It would have been a gut-wrenching and life giving. I can only imagine Luke’s discussions with Mary, they would have been amazing.
God Bless You
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed[b] to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”[c] 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And 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 bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to 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 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”[d]
35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[e] will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant[f] of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.