St. Luke 1: 26 – 38

June 14, 2022

26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

I’m a big fan of transparency so let me advise you of this: We just celebrated Trinity Sunday; yesterday’s and today’s verses reflect those we might encounter at Advent. I admit – I’m confused. Because I am confused, lol, I’ve sent an email to my priest asking him to explain this to me. I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical reason for this but gosh – I can’t figure it out.

What I will do is come back to this post after I hear from Fr. Harlow.

*** As you can see by the date above, I haven’t heard from Fr. Harlow – he’s just returned this past weekend from being in charge of our Anglican Youth camp. He made a light hearted mention of his stay with the kids by highlighting his new limp and sore back, lol, trying to keep up with the teens! He also returned to wife, family, and church duties and I don’t think he had a chance to sit and look at his emails.


4 thoughts on “St. Luke 1: 26 – 38”

    1. I just have to laugh; it’s not not understanding, lol, it’s how it relates to this time in the church calendar. To me, it’s a real head scratcher.


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