Enjoy The Hope of Jesus

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.” ~ Luke 1:30-31

Mary and Joseph were engaged, but before they were actually married, and before they had any sexual contact to consummate the marriage, Mary was found to be with child from, not by, but from the Holy Spirit.

This is really important to fully understand. Mary was a virgin, and that’s why she wasn’t sure how it would all happen. So, the angel Gabriel described something to her that she, I’m pretty sure, did not fully comprehend, as many of us do today. In fact, we read right over that without noticing the profoundness of what the angel said to Mary. He said:

… you will conceive in your womb and bear a son …

To us, that’s no big deal because we just take it for granted, but it’s a big deal. You see, Gabriel was explaining to Mary that she would become pregnant with a child but not in the ordinary, natural way, but she would conceive in her womb in a miraculous way.

Please understand that women, according to medical science, do not conceive in their wombs but conceive in their fallopian tubes and then move down to the womb, which wasn’t discovered until the 1500s by an Italian physician by the name of Gabriel Fallopius.

And just for the record, isn’t it strange that the angel’s name that first announced it was named Gabriel, and the physician who discovered it was also named Gabriel?

Just an interesting thought.

So, Mary wouldn’t be impregnated the natural way because the baby was not to be conceived the natural way, but supernatural. Therefore, baby Jesus was conceived in the womb because a man was not needed, but it was the seed of the womb who was to make restitution for the whole world.

Therefore, His name shall be called Jesus. Old Testament Joshua or Yeshu’ah. New Testament Jesus or Iēsous. These names mean Salvation or Savior. That in itself means hope. Jesus, or Yeshu’ah, is our Christmas Hope. It’s only that name that gives us hope. Hope of life eternal. Hope of peace that passes all understanding. Hope of joy, unspeakable joy, and full of glory. Hope that the world certainly cannot give, and neither does it try to give.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Enjoy The Hope of Jesus.

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