1. SHE BELIEVED GOD
Luke 1:30–38 NKJV
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
34 Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
35 And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.”
38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Overshadowed – Greek Word Episkiazo
From a vaporous cloud that casts a shadow the word is transferred to a shining cloud surrounding and enveloping persons with brightness: the Holy Spirit exerting creative energy upon the womb.
The moment she said “Let it be to me according to your word” the Spirit of God moved, creative energy upon her womb.
– Abraham Sarah Genesis- 21
– Rebekah, wife Isaac Genesis – 25
– Rachel, Jacob’s wife Genesis – 30:22
– Manoa’s wife: Sampson mom – Judges.13- Ana Mother of Samuel – 1 Samuel 1
– Elizabeth & Zechariah – Luke 1
Hebrews 11:11 NKJV
By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.
2. SHE BELIEVES THE BEST
John 2:3–8 NLT
The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have
no more wine.” 4 “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has
not yet come.” 5 But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Standing nearby were six stone water jars, used for Jewish ceremonial washing.
Each could hold twenty to thirty gallons. 7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the jars with
water.” When the jars had been filled, 8 he said, “Now dip some out, and take it to the
master of ceremonies.” So the servants followed his instructions.
3. SHE WAS HUMAN
Luke 2:41-44 CEV
Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for Passover. 42 And when Jesus was twelve years old, they all went there as usual for the celebration. 43After Passover his parents left, but they did not know that Jesus had stayed on in the city. 44They thought he was traveling with some other people, and they went a whole day before they started looking for him.
Jump down to verse 49
49Jesus answered, “Why did you have to look for me? Didn’t you know that I would be in my Father’s house?”
4. SHE KNOWS HER PRIORITIES
We just saw that they went as was their custom, coming to the house of God was normal.
Luke 4:16 NLT
When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures.
Psalm 112:1–4 NLT
Praise the Lord!
How joyful are those who fear the Lord
and delight in obeying his commands.
2 Their children will be successful everywhere;
an entire generation of godly people will be blessed. 3 They themselves will be wealthy,
and their good deeds will last forever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly.
They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.
The most important thing that we do in life may not be what we do, but who we raise!