Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Announcement of the Birth of Jesus
A reading from St. Luke’s Gospel 1, 26 – 38:
In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?”
And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.
Many do not know that I have a new e-mail address and here it is:Melvin.email@example.com
Below you will find the message of Our Lord and Savior given to Father Melvin. Jesus spoke to him these words,
“Be filled with joy My brother Melvin and all My brothers and sisters as you read the visit of the Angel Gabriel to My Mother Mary and announced to Her that She would give birth to Me. This is My private entry into the world as a human being. Only My Mother knew that She was carrying Me in Her womb. I was conceived in a very miraculous way through the power of the Holy Spirit and by My Heavenly Father. My Mother had been prepared from Her conception to give birth to Me. That is why She was conceived without original sin and that She was free from all sins from Her birth until Her Assumption into heaven. She is the most holy human being ever to live on earth. She knew that I was the Son of God and I was coming to establish My Kingdom. I am the Savior of the world. I was sent by My Father to bring you all to heaven if you believe in Me. Come follow Me.“