As Mary Annie Sarrett
-In the sixth month, I was approached by a man who told me to not be afraid and that God had found favor with me. What did he mean “Do not be afraid?” I was afraid that someone I didn’t know came to me and told me that! He said that I would be with child and give birth to a son and name him Jesus. He said that he will be great and will be called the ‘Son of the Most High.’ Also, he said the Lord God will give him the throne of his father David and will reign over the house of Jacob forever; that his kingdom will never end! How could this be??? I am so young and….a virgin! He said the Holy Spirit will come upon me, and the power of the Most High will overshadow me. He said my son will be called “the Son of God!” Then, he told me that my cousin, Elizabeth, who we thought was barren, was going to have a baby in her old age and is in her sixth month! Oh, my, what is happening? It is more than I ever expected that day! And, then I knew that this man was an angel of God! I felt so overwhelmed, but I knew Elizabeth would help me to understand what was happening. Oh, this is truly of God!