Through the angel Gabriel, God visits a lowly peasant girl named Mary and announces that she will bear a son and call him Jesus. This one will be great, “the Son of the Most High,” and will be given an eternal kingdom in the lineage of the house of David. In Jesus, God’s promise to provide a deliverer for Israel (and for all the world) is fulfilled. This shocking news and the uniqueness of the virgin conception do not deter Mary. Instead, she humbly and willingly accepts God’s will: “Let it be done to me according to God’s will.”
Opening Carol: What Child Is This
Ministry of Music by Michal Gerard: Breath of Heaven
Closing Doxology: Rejoice! Rejoice!