Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gabriel and Mary


Mary amazes me. A Jewish young woman that took the responsibility of giving birth to our Christ and Saviour. All she said was, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." I know I would be asking lots of questions and wondering why I was the chosen one.

Luke 1: 26-38 KJV

26 And in the sixth moth the angel Garbriel was sent from the God unto a city of Glilee, named Nazareth,

27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

28And the angel came in unto her, and said "Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women."

29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30And the angel said unto her, "Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31'And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

32'He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33'And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end."

34Then said Mary unto the angel, "How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?"

35And the angel answered and said unto her, "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

36'And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

37'For with God nothing shall be impossible."

38And Mary said, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word." And the angel departed from her.

Again for these verses I found other verses related to them. For Luke 1:27, I found Matthew 1:18

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before the came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

For Luke 1:31, I found Isaiah 7:14

Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

For Luke 1:33, I found Mathew 14:33

Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

For Luke 1:37, I found Matthew 19:26

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."

Gentle Mary Laid Her Child

Gentle Mary laid her Child lowly in a manger
There He lay, the undefiled, to the world a Stranger:
Such a Babe in such a place, can He be the Savior?
Ask the saved of all the race who have found His favor.

Angels sang about His birth; wise men sought and found Him;
Heaven’s star shone brightly forth, glory all around Him:
Shepherds saw the wondrous sight, heard the angels singing;
All the plains were lit that night, all the hills were ringing.

Gentle Mary laid her Child lowly in a manger;
He is still the undefiled, but no more a stranger:
Son of God, of humble birth, beautiful the story;
Praise His Name in all the earth, hail the King of glory!

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Esther, you've got a blog! I'm going to be your first follower. :-)



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