The Girl Who Raised God
Bible Passage: Luke 1:26-38, Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 7:14
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God. And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
- There is a Savior who will save mankind.
- Mary wanted what God wanted for her life. and trusted God’s word and His will for her life.
- She was led to a place where she had to depend on God’s power for her life.
- Mary was open to God’s miraculous power that she would experience through the power of the Holy Spirit.
- God uses ordinary people to achieve extraordinary things. God has plans for you for as many years as you have left. That does not mean that you are going to be comfortable and feel secure all of your days.
One Couldn’t Help But Ask…
- In Luke 1:18 Zechariah asked the Angel Gabriel how this pregnancy was possible and he was scorned a mute until conception of his son John the Baptist. In Luke 1:34 Mary asked how this would be since she had never known a man. Why was Zechariah reprimanded, but Mary was not?
- In the takeaways it says that God has plans for you for as many years as you have left. That does not mean that you are going to be comfortable and feel secure all of your days. Are you going to be questioning God’s plan like Zechariah or are you accepting God’s plan like Mary?
- As Mickey spoke from the pulpit, we are not in this life alone and that we are accompanied by the Holy Spirit for guidance. How do we ensure that we are leaning in to communing with the Holy Spirit for answers and direction? In other words, what does it look like if our lives depend on the Holy Spirit?