And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”Luke 1:30-34
And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”
This morning I listened to a sermon by Alistair Begg on the miracles of the Bible. These prophecies and their fulfillment are not fairy tales like a nursery rhyme teaching us a moral lesson. No, the prophecies of the Bible point us to the unfolding plan of salvation presented to us through Jesus Christ.
During the Christmas season, we can get so wrapped up in the flurry of activities that we just pass by the Scripture. This isn’t to say that shopping and gatherings of friends are to be ignored, they just shouldn’t overshadow the importance of why we celebrate.
Not only was the prophecy significant because of the miracle of the virgin birth, the prophet tells us why in the name Immanuel, meaning God with us.
Remember the miracle that points us to Christ.