The First Joyful Mystery; The Annunciation



When The Mother of God; The Blessed Virgin Mary, was visited by 

The Archangel Gabriel who announced to her that she was going to 

conceive and bear a son who was the Son of God, she was first afraid 

and confused.

She did not understand how she could become pregnant as she did 

not know a man.

But after the initial impact of this supernatural encounter, she gave her 


I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be 


Luke 1:38


Mary had been set apart by God from her very conception for this 

purpose, she is the Immaculate Conception, she was a pure vessel.


But she also did say yes; she gave her consent.

When we pray this first decade of the Joyful Mysteries, that is 

what we do as well, we open ourselves up to God, we make 

ourselves available, for God to work through us. Because we 

need to confirm this, we need to say yes; let your will be done 

in me, Lord.  

It is a surrender of our own will, we hand the control over to 

Our Creator.

In doing so, we meet our own fear and resistance, because we 

are not pure like The Virgin Mary, but with patient perseverance, 

we do become more open and available to Gods movement and 


We let go of our conditioning and mental prejudices, and most of 

all we learn to trust. 


Fruit of the Mystery: Surrender to God, Humility.

May the grace of the Mystery come into our souls.





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