“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. (Galatians 4:4, 5 NIV)

The angel Gabriel’s visitation to Mary was her moment in time to give birth to eternity. The ordinary became extra-ordinary…”A virgin shall bring forth a son” said Isaiah. The Holy Spirit of God sovereignly and supernaturally did what would naturally occur in the course and cycle of life through a man and a woman.


The scriptures tell us that through a woman (Eve) being deceived we had a Fall (See Genesis 3). But lest we forget, let us remember God has the Last Word, whose Name is Jesus. Through the Holy Spirit overshadowing the conception in the womb of the virgin, Mary, there came the dawn of our redemption. Again, we recall that through a woman, Mankind fell. But we must also remember that through the agency of a woman,  Mankind would be rescued.


The miracle inside of Mary’s womb began to form by the simple abandonment and surrender to the will of God.  Mary’s “Be it unto me according to your word” (Luke 1:38) altered the course of human history. The cross she chose to bear (Not explaining the unexplainable!) did two primary things: First, It brought an inter-section in Time (B.C. and A.D.). History as we know it today has been forever  divided between that which occurred before our Lord’s entrance into the human race and the hope he brought to the human race.

The second thing Mary’s “Yes, Lord!” accomplished was to set in motion God’s eternal plan to have a family. “When the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons. Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God” (Galatians 4:4-7 NASB).   Mary brought forth a son to call her own but also delivered The Son in order that we might become true sons of God (See John 1:12-13 & Romans 8:16).


Mary was given the Name for this wonder and mystery in her womb. “You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end” (Luke 1:31-33 NIV). The son born to Mary was “the son of David” and “the root of Jesse”. He would sit on the throne of David as Israel’s  king. (See 2 Samuel 7:12-13 & Isaiah 11:1-5).


Mary’s moment became from eternity to time in order that we might embrace a moment of hope for eternity. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved”(John 3:16, 17 NKJV).

May we experience Mary’s moment of conception inside our own heart. “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God”(John 1:11-13 NIV).

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