And the angel… said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore… that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.”

Luke 1:35

Meditation

Jesus was “Son of God”. Sometimes we so emphasize Jesus’ earthly life that we forget He is also God. Jesus’ actions were radical for a human, but imagine God serving as Jesus did – scandalous! Why do you suppose the angel gave Mary this message before Jesus was born? Why was it important for her to know Jesus would be called “Son of God”?