Announcement: It's a Boy!
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. ~Luke 1:35
Back in the days before medical technology could determine the gender of the baby, expectant parents had the suspense of waiting until the baby was born. There was something very exhilarating to hear from the OBGYN or the head nurse “It’s a boy,” or, “It’s a girl.” Let us see, this morning, the excitement that filled Mary’s heart when she heard, “It’s a boy!”
We see the inspired messenger.
“And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.” This messenger was the angel Gabriel. He is God’s messenger for His special servants. God sent Gabriel to tell Mary that she would bring forth a Son Who would be called the Son of the Highest. He brought tidings from God. This made it an announcement