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What This Woman’s Encounter With an Angel Can Teach Us About Trusting God

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She stood there alone, in awe, scared enough to run but unable to flee his presence. He had called himself a messenger from God and greeted her by saying, “Favored woman, God is with you.” But it was all so confusing. “God is with me?” she asked herself. “What does that mean?”

She was still trying to comprehend the angel’s words when he spoke again: “Don’t be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God!” (see Luke 1:30). Now she was both confused and disturbed. How did he know her name? Did he know her family too? Did he know she was engaged to Joseph? What could he possibly want?

As if he could hear the anxious thoughts racing through Mary’s mind, the angel Gabriel began to explain the reason for his visit (see Luke 1:31-33).

She would have a son who would receive the throne of David and reign forever? It didn’t make sense. “But how can this happen?” she asked. “I am a virgin” (see v. 34). The angel’s reply is found in Luke 1:35-37.

After that we hear no more objections from Mary. No more questions. She believed every word the angel spoke. Her greatest desire was to be part of God’s divine plan, and she believed God was giving her that chance. So with a calm confidence she told the angel, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true” (see Luke 1:38). I Like the way her statement reads in the New King James Version: “Let it be to me according to your word.”

It was unthinkable that Mary would respond with such trust. Nothing had changed in her situation. She was still a virgin. She was still unmarried. But instead of telling the angel all the reasons what he was saying was impossible, she chose to say yes to the unknown. read more 

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