THE BIRTH OF CHRIST FORETOLD
Key Verse 1:38
“‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.”
This Christmas passage is about a teenage girl, Mary, who was engaged to be married to Joseph. An angel appears and gives her good news of great joy. The annunciation of the birth of the Savior Jesus to this young girl was indeed a marvelous event in history. But to Mary, it involved humility, absolute faith, and obedience to God. And this is her story– a story of devotion to God and to his redemptive history.
Let’s read verses 26 and 27, “In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, … Read the rest