26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 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, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”
Luke 1: 26-37
Daily Devotional Series
TRUST: Day 1
Picture a young teenage girl named Mary who is going about her daily chores…possibly thinking about her betrothed, Joseph. The day is like any other until… the angel Gabriel appeared before her.with a message from God. Can you imagine what went through her mind? She asks “how will this be?” She is a virgin so how can this be possible?
When I found out I was pregnant with our son, Kyle, there was no special announcement… just a call from the doctor’s office confirming that my test was positive. I was overwhelmed with joy, but mixed in with the joy was some fear as I had a history of miscarriages. As each month passed and I felt him moving within me, my trust that he would be born healthy increased and my fears decreased.
Mary was overwhelmed with the message just as I was. She was pregnant but not with just any child; she was to carry God’s son… the promised Messiah! But how could she face Joseph? They were not married so what would people think or do? I suspect her joy was mixed with fear as well.
What trust and faith it must have taken for her to accept the honor bestowed upon her. She, a poor young Jewish girl, was to be the mother of the son of God! If Mary can trust that God would watch over her in such a momentous way, how can we not trust that He will watch over us in the little things in life?
About the Author
[ Kay Pflueger ]
Kay Pflueger and her husband Wayne have been members at Victory Church for the last 8 years. Kay is a loving mother and grandmother whose love for the Lord is on display at all times. To contact Kay directly about this devotion, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.