“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” Luke 1:32
Have you ever noticed the difference between what Gabriel says to Mary about Jesus and what Gabriel says to Zechariah about John? Both are described as “great.” But there is a distinct difference. Notice . . .
Gabriel to Zechariah about John the Baptist: “. . . many will rejoice at his birth, for he will be great before the Lord.” Luke 1:14
Gabriel to Mary about Jesus: “He will be great. . .” Luke 1:32
John is described as great in one sense: “he will be great before the Lord.”
Jesus is described as great, period: “He will be great.”
John has a qualifier. Jesus needs none. John was great in the sight of God. Jesus is great, period.
Gabriel doesn’t say, “Jesus is great at teaching;” or, “Jesus is great at carpentry.” He doesn’t tell Mary, “Jesus will be a great son;” or, “Jesus’ teachers will think He is great.”
Nope. Gabriel says, “He will be great.” Not great at a couple of things. Not great in the sight of some. He will be great, period.
Everything about Jesus is great. Everything. He has no weakness. He has no lack. He has no deficiency. He is – in all things and in every way – great.
Have you worshipped Him as great lately?
Have you talked with Him as the great God and Savior that He is lately?
Have you reminded your soul that the One who lives in you and is constantly working for you is great?
Do you know that your God is great?