The angel Gabriel brought a message to a woman named Mary in the city of Nazareth. Gabriel told Mary that she would become pregnant and give birth to a baby boy. This boy would be Jesus, God’s son.
When Mary heard this, she was confused. She asked Gabriel a question. Luke 1:34 tells us what Mary asked. “Mary said to the angel, ‘How will this happen? I am still a virgin.’” Gabriel told Mary that she would become pregnant through God’s power. He also said that the baby would be holy and would be called the Son of God.
There are two important things to learn from Mary’s experience. First, Mary did not argue with the angel. Instead she told Gabriel that she was God’s servant and she was willing to be the mother of God’s son. Second, this event was an important part of God’s plan of salvation. For thousands of years God had been planning for Jesus to be born exactly at the right time. Now God’s plan was happening so that all people in the world could receive God’s gift of salvation.
Maybe God has a special job for you to do today. Will you be like Mary and be ready to serve Him? Are you willing to trust God and allow Him to use you?