Features and mission of the promised Child:
Son of the Highest, The throne of his father David, He will rule Jacob’s house forever, there will be no end to His kingdom.
How did Mary respond to the angel’s message compared to Zechariah:
Her first response was how?, since she has not slept with a man. And the angel answered that the Holy Spirit will come upon her and the power of the Highest hover over her, and the child she will bring to birth will be called Holy, Son of God.
Am I prepared similarly to ask the Lord to fulfill His word in me:
I have struggled with this for many years. Hearing of how others just knew what God’s will was for them, yet I never felt I was doing His will with my life? Anyway, a couple of years ago I finally felt God’s will for my life was to love my wife Cheryl. I know that sounds so simple, but yet I, as a creative person, always felt that I should use my artistic ability to glorify God, to be famous and “known”. It is not that I don’t love my wife, but it sounds too simple. How do I glorify God by loving Cheryl? You see, when Cheryl and I were dating I had a dream about marriage, I remember a high school classmate being in the dream and I woke up, sat up in bed and verbally spoke: “God, do you want me to marry Cheryl?” And God verbally responded to me: “Yes!” Cheryl is God’s gift to me.