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!”
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.
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.