Luke 1:26-28 [ESV]
Birth of Jesus Foretold
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”
I am really enjoying my journey through Luke! Just reading about how the Lord brought the messages of new birth to Elizabeth and Mary are so cool. My mind keeps going to what it must have been like in Heaven when this time to get things started with the coming of Jesus might be. The call to begin the set of event that would bring the Messiah must have been electric.
One of the things I have learned about our God is that He is very deliberate about everything He does. Everything action and event has a purpose. The situations of my life and ministry are no different. As I pray and look for direction as I move forward, I need to see the intent of Gods answers and opportunities He puts in front of me.