1.3 Gabriel's Announcement to Mary

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Jan 3 1.3 Six months after Elizabeth, her relative, became pregnant with John the Baptist, God sent angel Gabriel to Nazareth to virgin Mary, who was engaged to Joseph, a descendant of David. Gabriel went to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” These words troubled Mary who wondered what they meant. The angel said, “Dont fear, Mary, God has favored you. You will conceive and have a son and shall name him Jesus. He will be great and be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him his ancestor Davids throne to reign over Israel in an eternal kingdom.”

Jan 4 Mary asked, “How will this be? Im a virgin!” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So, your holy child will be called the Son of God. Your aged relative, Elizabeth, is now in her sixth month of pregnancy. For every word of God shall not1 be impossible.” Mary replied. “Im the Lords servant.

Let it be as you say.” Then the angel left her.