The Birth Announcement of Jesus, Pt. 2

And the angel said unto her, Fear not Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.  He shall be great, and shall be called the son of the highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David

Luke 1:30-32

In this passage of the angel Gabriel’s “birth announcement of Jesus,” we saw that the virgin Mary was going to conceive and bear a son and that His name would be Jesus, which means “The Lord’s Salvation.”  Gabriel goes on to tell Mary some things about her future Son.

He tells her that her Son Jesus is going to be “great” and that He would be “called the Son of the Highest.”  We have the advantage of hindsight and, looking back, we can see that He was (and is) indeed “great.”  He is the greatest man who ever lived because while He was man, He was also God in the flesh.  It doesn’t get any more great than that.

He was not only going to be great, but He was going to be called the “Son of the Highest.”  We know that He was God’s only begotten Son.  But this isn’t just talking about His relationship with the Father.  Both “Son” and “Highest” are capitalized, which tells us that this was to be His title, not just His position.

This was to be no ordinary baby.  This Child would be great and would be called the Son of the Highest.  There is only One Who could lay claim to that title: the only one Who would be not just a “great man,” but the God-man.  The Son of the Highest would be God in the flesh, entering the human race to save us from our sins.  What a wonderful thought to think that we can personally know this “Son of the Highest!”

4 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for feeding our thoughts something so wonderful to think on! God bless you, Ben!


  2. Thanks, Ben

    “What a wonderful thought to think that we can personally know this “Son of the Highest!” ”
    Hallelujah! Bless His holy name!


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