Gabriel Tells Mary She Will Be JESUS Mother
Mary was a young woman who lived in the town of Nazareth. She was planning to marry a man named Joseph.
One day, God sent the angel Gabriel to visit Mary. “Greetings!” he said. “You are highly favored. The Lord is with you.” Mary was scared! She’d never seen an angel before, and she didn’t know what he meant with a greeting like that!
Gabriel told her, “Do not be afraid, Mary. You are special to God. You will become pregnant and give birth to a son. You are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God.”
Mary asked Gabriel, “How can this happen since I am a virgin?”
The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit and the power of God will come upon you. So your baby will be holy and will be called the Son of God! Remember, with God, all things are possible. In fact, your relative Elizabeth is going to have a baby too—even in her old age.”
Mary said, “I will serve the Lord! I will do what he has chosen me to do.” Then Gabriel left her.
Mary decided to go visit Elizabeth right away. When she got there, she said “Hello, Elizabeth!” and the baby inside Elizabeth—the baby who would be named John—jumped for joy in her belly! Elizabeth said, “You and your child are blessed!” And Mary sang praises to God.
Why did Gabriel visit the virgin Mary?
Gabriel visited the virgin Mary to tell her she would be Jesus’ mother.
As I hang the ANGEL GABRIEL on the JESSE TREE, Here is an Advent reminder for me:
Gabriel told the virgin Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus, the Son of God!
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