Sunday, December 6, 2009

Hail, favored one!

"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, "Hail, favored one! The LORD is with you." But she was greatly troubled at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation 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 name Him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the LORD God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and His kingdom will have no end." And Mary said to the angel, "How can this be, since I am a virgin?" And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For nothing will be impossible with God." And Mary said, "Behold, the bondslave of the LORD: be it done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her."
Luke 1:26-38


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Very amazing and exhilirating part of the bible!

M'dear, you won a pair of earbobs!

The Old Geezer said...

you have a nice looking blog
God bless you

Andrea said...

Oh, how very, very beautiful your blog is!!! So festive and full of God's grace!

Blessings to you, my friend!


Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Wonderful! post. thank you for sharing God precious Word today. What a blessed season upon us.

Sharon said...

Dear Raeann,

I love this passage of scripture you quoted. Can you even begin to imagine how Mary must have felt: Highly Favored One, to carry Son of the Most High, the Lord and Savior of the world? Amazing. I thank the Lord for being persistent with me throughout the years and His open arms awaiting me.

Blessings to you dear friend!


Nadine said...

Thank you for sharing God's word with us today - beautiful indeed!


LDH said...

A very beautiful image and scripture selection!

Miss Jen said...

Oh~ glorious indeed!!
Amen... :)

Bless you, dearest Lady Farmer.
Are you enjoying this scrumptious
winter season?!

Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

Anne Marie said...

what a beautiful image.....I love Her on the prayer pretty.......