Nativity Chronology – Day 11


Untitled-1Luke 1:34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” 35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.

Mary understood that the angel Gabriel was not talking about the eventual children that she would have after her marriage to Joseph. She knew that the angel was talking about something miraculous which was birth without an earthly father being involved in the process. The angel explained that the baby would be conceived miraculously by the power of the Holy Spirit. So that even greater then being the Son of David, the Messiah would be the Son of God. The angel points to Elizabeth miraculous pregnancy in her advanced age to encourage Mary’s faith, as God is a God of miracles.