Mary trusted the Lord to guide her life in whatever way He considered best for her.

BibleGateway: Luke 1:26-38

ESV Text: Luke 1:26-38

Luke 1:26–38 (Listen)

Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed1 to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”2 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And 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 bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 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, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?”3

35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born4 will be called holy—the Son of God. 36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant5 of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Footnotes

[1] 1:27 That is, legally pledged to be married

[2] 1:28 Some manuscripts add Blessed are you among women!

[3] 1:34 Greek since I do not know a man

[4] 1:35 Some manuscripts add of you

[5] 1:38 Greek bondservant; also verse 48

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KJV Text:

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     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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 532 :
Thy Way, Not Mine, O Lord

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Thy way, not mine, O Lord, 
However dark it be. 
Lead me by Thine own hand; 
Choose Thou the path for me. 
I dare not choose my lot; 
I would not if I might. 
Choose Thou for me, my God; 
So shall I walk aright. 

2. Choose Thou for me my friends, 
My sickness or my health; 
Choose Thou my cares for me, 
My poverty or wealth. 
Not mine, not mine, the choice, 
In things or great or small; 
Be Thou my Guide, my Strength, 
My Wisdom, and my All. 


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