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“The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.’ Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.’” Luke 1:28-30

The angel told Mary she was highly favoured and it caused Mary to feel greatly troubled. Mary was a humble, young girl. She didn’t expect to be chosen for the great honour of mothering the Messiah. God sees us very differently to the way we see ourselves.