By Faith Ford, St Peter’s and St James

“The angel [Gabriel] came to her [Mary] said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!”
(Luke 1:28)

Thought for the day:

Gabriel told Mary she would bear God’s son, Jesus, who would be a king of an eternal kingdom. As an unmarried girl at that time this would hardly seem a blessing. Yet Mary trusted God and accepted this calling setting us an example if God asks us to do something we consider hard.

Today’s prayer:

Heavenly Father, thank you for Mary’s obedience to your call despite her confusion or fear. Thank you for sending your Son, Jesus, as a baby to our world to be our saviour. May we be obedient to your calling on our lives and serve you willingly like Mary. Amen.