Bahan Alkitab: Luke 1:26-56
It was written in Isaiah 7:14 that “Therefor the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”
So when Mary saw the angel appear in front of her one day, although she was afraid in the beginning, she knows that the angel is telling the truth about God’s word that she has heard long before. About the promise to send Savior. And the Savior is going to be born from a virgin.
The angel told Mary that she should not be afraid. The Lord is with Mary, who later on will give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
Mary’s response is humbly accept all the word from angel. She trust that it is God’s word and will and she obey.
If we compare Mary and Zechariah who also heard the news from angel. Zechariah did not believe and later he become temporarily unable to speak until John the Baptist is born.
We want to learn to be like Mary. When we read the word of God, we humbly trust that God has good plan for everyone of us and we shall obey His word.
John 20: 31b
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.