Daily Word Of God
Luke 1:26-32, 34-35, 38
The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, so highly favored! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.’
Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I am a virgin?’ ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you,’ the angel answered, ‘and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.’
‘I am the handmaid of the Lord,’’ said Mary, ‘Let what you have said be done to me.’ And the angel left her.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The Holy Spirit is God’s most powerful and most wonderful gift to us. This is the Spirit that lives in the heart of every baptized Christian.
- When we feel our desire for God is waning, we can turn to the Holy Spirit and ask for the power to pray meaningfully instead of mechanically.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to help you in your weaknesses, to lead a life that is more pleasing to God and to make the right choices that will bring you closer to Him.