Perhaps it was because he had waited so long to share the Name and the Plan, but Gabriel could not contain himself. When he began to announce the news to Mary, he blurted out, "Blessed are you among women!" before her shocked face doubtless reminded him to say, "Fear not!"
I wonder if it ever surprised Mary that the first person on earth in the thousands of years of human history to hear the Name of God just happened to be a recently engaged fifteen-year-old girl. God could have chosen a king. He could have chosen a warrior. He could have chosen the greatest mind of the day. But the first person to hear His Name on earth was a little girl.
I wonder what it must have been like for Him to finally hear His Name whispered from human lips for the very first time. Angelic choirs worshipped Him in celestial realms, and yet it must have been such a beautiful sound when Mary first breathed the Name of her unborn child: "Jesus."
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Gateway United Pentecostal Church
Physical Address: 1255 East Hidalgo Raymondville, TX 78580
Mailing Address: PO Box 881 Raymondville, TX 78580