The Conception of Jesus

      “You want to feel God? Feel here!”

Luke 1:26-45

Trauma! That’s the only way to describe the Christmas story. You’re in your final year of engagement, the wedding day is in sight, and suddenly you’re pregnant, and the baby doesn’t belong to the man you’re marrying! This is trauma, this is pain! To make it worse; this is a culture where loss of virginity before marriage is not tolerated. Anyone who had sex before marriage had the image of a prostitute. They brought lasting shame on their family, and the guilty parties could face execution by stoning. This was trauma of the highest degree!
For Mary to go through this, she would need an angel, and that is what she got. But no ordinary angel – this was Gabriel; God wasn’t taking this lightly. More