And Zacharias said to the angel. “How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.” And the angel answered and said to him, “I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings. But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.”
Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?” And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible.” Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
Disbelief can bind up our mouth. God doesn’t want our lack of faith get in His way. God doesn’t want our excuses on why it can’t be done. He just wants our yes. Zacharias wife Elizabeth hind herself for months until Mary came over. Then she did, Elizabeth began prophetic over Mary, on what her child was going on this earth. I feel when we get our promises from God. He want use to hind ourselves until it comes to pass. For these promises need preparing so they can be in the perfect will of God. After Jesus was born, and when Mary heard people praising Jesus. This was her response, “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.” I think she knew how to keep the secrets of Heaven. I said this once to somebody, “What if Mary wrote a book in the Bible. All the things she would have known about Jesus.” What did God promise you? -tsuLife Author
Here’s a thought… Zacharias was a priest and his wife Elizabeth was of the daughters of Aaron. Joseph was of the house of David. The only thing they said about Mary that she betrothed to Joseph. Where did she come from? Why did God pick this young girl with no written family line to carry Christ?