What Does Luke 1:35 Mean?

The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 1:35(NASB)

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The angel Gabriel visited the young Mary of Nazareth to inform her of God's gracious favour towards her, for she had been chosen to give birth to the long awaited, promised Messiah Who was to sit on the throne of His father David, to reign over the house of Jacob forever. And His kingdom was to be an everlasting Kingdom. God is indeed the God of the impossible.

A plethora of heavenly truths pounded on the ears of this humble young virgin as she discovered that she was to conceive in her womb and bear a male child Who would be the incarnate Son of the most High God: "Immanuel - God with us."

She discovered in her heaven-sent interview, that she was to be the mother of the prophesied Messiah, the sacrificial Lamb of God Who was so clearly typified through Abraham's offering of Isaac. He was the Seed of the woman, spoken of in the early pages of Genesis. And she discovered that her Son was to save His people from their sins.

In wonder and amazement, she humbly asked how this could be, knowing that she had not been intimate with any man. Her question was not one of doubt or unbelief, but one that was filled with awe and amazement at the mighty wisdom of God, one that recognised the amazing grace that had been extended to her that a humble maid such as she should be chosen to receive this high, heavenly honour.

And then followed the glorious announcement from this angelic messenger: "The Holy Spirit will come upon you," she was told, "and the power of the Most High God will overshadow you," and for that reason, the holy Child that she was to bear "would be called the Son of God."

In His humanity, Jesus was to be the Child born of Mary. In His deity, Christ was to be the Son of the Highest. For unto us the child that was formed in the womb of Mary was to be BORN into the human race, but also unto us to the Son of the most high God was GIVEN: "For God so loved the world that he GAVE His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life."

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that You take the simple things of life and servants that are humble in spirit, to be lifted up and used by You to Your praise and glory. I pray that I would walk humbly before You all the days of my life and that You would use me in whatever way You choose, to Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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