December 03, 2016
Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!”
Luke 1:28-30 (NLT)
Mary was just an ordinary girl who couldn’t imagine why God would pay special attention to her. She felt like she wasn’t good enough for God to use her. Maybe you have felt that way before, too, but Mary’s story should encourage you. Just like God chose Mary, He chose you. In the words of Gabriel, “Don’t be afraid!” God is on your side, and He wants to use you to do great things!