Conceived by the Holy Spirit

The conception of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit in the womb of Mary was a stunning, spectacular, unique miracle, the greatest act of God since the creation of the world. Consider: God became a man and A man became God The Creator became a creature Eternity entered into time The infinite became finite Spirit joined with matter Limitless power took on little strength The march of death was stopped by the coming of endless life The pervasive, inexorable stain of sin was stopped for one crucial birth, that it might be decisively defeated at the Cross and Resurrection. For the first time since the Fall of Adam, a human being came into this world completely holy, totally consecrated to God, and equipped to reverse the effects of original sin. The Spirit who hovered over the waters at Creation, moved within Mary to perform something that only God could do. Nothing less than a new creation took place in the body of a young Jewish woman. That same Holy Spirit has been “poured out on [believers] abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior” (Titus 3:6).