Mary: The Angel Gabriel Foretells Jesus' Birth
December 9, 2022 • Luke 1:1-4, 26-56
Advent is a time to reflect on and ponder the miracle of Jesus’ virgin birth. And this story begins with the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary and announcing Jesus’ coming birth, an event the Church calls the Annunciation. Studying Mary’s role and response to Gabriel offers us valuable reminders for our faith and helps us better understand our place in God’s story. As we continue to prepare our hearts for Christmas let’s learn from Mary’s strong example of faith—what it means to wholly trust God and be obedient to his will even if we don’t fully understand it or have all the details.