Bible Devotions

Mighty Work through Humble People

on December 11, 2008


“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:31-33 NKJV

Its one thing to prophecy someone is going to have a baby. Even to guess it will be a boy isn’t very extraordinary. But the angel continues to explain God’s plan for Mary. She will have a son and He will be great. What mother doesn’t want their child to be great! This is where things get exciting.

The angel continues to describe her baby. He will be called the Son of the Highest, as in the Son of God Almighty!?! To ensure Mary understands, the angel goes on. God Himself will give Him the throne of David. This means He will rule over the people – He will be royalty. He will have power and authority. But not only will He reign over the one people, but all people as He will reign over the house of Jacob forever. His kingdom will have no end.

So this child Mary will conceive will be special indeed. He will…

  • Be great.
  • Be called Son of the Highest.
  • Be given the throne of David.
  • Reign over house of Jacob forever.
  • Have no end to His Kingdom.

That’s overwhelming! This is more than warm wishes, happy congratulations on the new addition to your family. This is monumental. This is historical. This has never happened before. God chose Mary to carry His Son!

Lord thank you for choosing the humble to display your mighty work through. Thank you for calling ordinary people into your plans and purposes. In Jesus’ name Amen.

© was created by Elizabeth Marks, author of and, to encourage you with God’s Word.


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