Passage: Luke 1:26-38
Mary questions how these things can be since she is a virgin. That the Holy Spirit will come upon her calls to mind Isaiah 32:15 which sings of the spirit coming upon the community as part of the restoration of justice, peace and abundance. The angel models the way Luke would like the people to respond to the news of the manifestation of God’s realm through Jesus. Mary has repented of her doubt and trustingly seeks to serve. By making Mary a model believer, Luke signals in the divine realm the situation of women will be fully restored. Where else is restoration needed? What other situations need change in our world?
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