Mary and Gabriel and the Hope

In the land of Judah was a region called Galilee, and a city named Nazareth where there lived a young virgin girl named Mary.  She was a cousin of Elizabeth, and was also a descendant of Adam, Abraham and King David.  God found favor with Mary, so he sent the Angel Gabriel to her with a message of hope for the world.  Gabriel told Mary that she was to conceive a child and was to name him Jesus, and that he was to become a great ruler.  Mary was troubled because she was a virgin, and she asked Gabriel how this could come to pass.

And the Angel answered 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 offspring shall be called the Son of God.”
– Luke 1:35

Hence the promise give to Eve that from her seed would come a redeemer, seed representing descendancy and the masculine gender, is to find it’s deliverance in Mary.  When Mary believed the Word from the Heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit was allowed to accomplish the impossible.  Through faith and obedience to God’s will, Mary found what many are looking for, and is available to anyone who asks and is willing to believe.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all Joy and Peace in believing that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
– Romans 15:13

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, an assurance that the Heavenly Father is in control of all events is given to all who put their hope in Jesus.  This allows an inner peace and understanding to grow in the heart of the believer.  As a result of Jesus, we know the Heavenly Father is still reaching down to us in love, wanting all who believe in Jesus as Savior to be his children.  Jesus told us so when he said;

“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.”
– John 3:17