An Angelic Visit

How would you respond if an angel appeared to you, saying that you were highly favored, that the Lord was with you, and you were blessed among the people of the earth? That is close to what Gabriel told Mary.
“But when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and considered what manner of greeting this was” (Luke 1:29).
No doubt we would all have a similar reaction. Wow! Why would an angel appear to me, and why would he say such words to me?
Yet, what Gabriel said to Mary can be spoken of any faithful child of God, that you should rejoice, because you are highly favored, the Lord is with you, and you are blessed.
Also, the Bible says that angels minister to us (Hebrews 1:14).
Let us then, like Mary, consider why the Lord would favor us.

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