“’I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’ Then the angel left her.” (Luke 1:38, NIV)


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Gabriel, an angel of the Lord, appeared to Mary and told her that she would be the mother of Jesus. At first Mary was taken back, but almost immediately she accepted her new role and began preparations for a life as the mother of the King of the Universe!

Can you imagine! What trust; what faith! Mary’s only question was “how” since she was a virgin. Even that question was answered without debate – Mary had accepted her place in the Christmas story!

Two thousand years later, we have a place in this story, too. Our lives reflect the lives of all those who have gone before us. All too often we question why God has placed us where we are. We’re not satisfied with our jobs, our friends, our families, and many other aspects of our lives. We don’t accept the fact that God is in control of all things – we desperately try to take control ourselves and consult God only when it’s convenient for us or when we fall flat on our faces.

Gabriel may not be staring you in the face this Thursday, but the Holy Spirit is visible to each of us if we open our hearts. The same Holy Spirit that “came upon” (Luke 1:35, NIV) Mary and brought her our Savior is waiting to fill our lives in ways that only God can fulfill. Trust Him with your entire being. Apply Gabriel’s words to your life this Christmas, “Greetings, to you who are highly favored. The Lord is with you.” (Luke 1:28, NIV)

Accept Jesus into your life just as Mary accepted Him! Keep Him alive forever!

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Have a wonderful day, “Working for Christ”!

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3 Comments on “BORN TO A VIRGIN!”

  1. Darius Says:

    This is necessary. We must give ourselves to God mind, body, and soul if we are to allow Him to live in us.


  2. […] of God this man was born. It was decided in heaven by the Most High Creator that the young girl or virgin would be blessed with child, without intercourse. There he stood in the flesh and was speaking […]


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