"Nothing is impossible for God."
In the sixth month God sent
the angel Gabriel to the town of
Mary was confused by the angel's words and wondered what they
meant. Then the angel told Mary, "Don't be afraid! God is
pleased with you, and you will have a son. His name will be
Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of God Most
High. The Lord God will make him king, as his ancestor David was.
He will rule the people of
Mary asked the angel, "How can this happen? I am not married!"
The angel answered, "Thy Holy Spirit will come down to you,
and God's power will come over you. So your child will be called the
holy Son of God. Your relative
Mary said, "I am the Lord's servant! Let it happen as you have said." And the angel left her.
A short time later Mary hurried to a town in the hill country of
The Holy Spirit came upon
God has blessed you more than any other woman! He has also blessed the child you will have. Why should the mother of my Lord come to me? As soon as I heard your greeting, my baby became happy and moved within me. The Lord has blessed you because you believed that he will keep his promise.
With all my heart
Mary stayed with
Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)