“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.” (Luke 2:31)
Messages are being delivered via email, instant messaging, voicemail, and texting. The message communicates to the person receiving it. A message includes a greeting, body, and closing. The receiver then perhaps returns a message back. The goal could be to relay love, something of importance, or just being friendly.
God sent an angel with a message to His servant, Mary. First, she was given an unusual greeting that indicated her status with God. “And having come in, the angel said to her, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!”(Luke 2:28) Mary thought it was strange. The message from God was indicating something miraculous to take place. She was to give birth to the Son of God, Jesus. Mary could have ignored or rejected the message, but she received it. She believed God, and her faith has been a significant example for many believers in Christ.