Encouragement Cafe: Mary Did Know

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:23 NKJV

Entrée:

How did this teenage girl know that the child she was carrying would not only be her Savior, but also the Savior of the world?  Mary’s response to the angel, Gabriel, showed that she knew the Old Testament Scriptures.  Actually she understood them better than most, because she knew there would come a day when Jesus would have to die.

Mary was troubled at the appearance of Gabriel, but rarely does one get a visit from an angel (Luke 1:29).  His news may have come as a surprise, but this was every girl’s dream in Israel.  When Gabriel explained to Mary that she was the blessed one, chosen by God to give birth to the long-awaited Messiah, she was not frightened by the news.  She rejoiced at what God was going to do.

Though people would not believe her and probably scorn her, she knew she was giving birth to the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

She understood that this child was Immanuel, the God-Man, fully God and fully Man.  Jesus Himself said,

I and My Father are one.

John 10:30

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