The first was to Zechariah, during his priestly service in the Temple in Jerusalem. Zechariah learned he
would have a son, who would bring joy to him, to his wife Elizabeth, and to many others.
Gabriel then visited a young woman named Mary, to whom he brought the greatest and most mystifying news: she, a virgin, would bear the Son of God.
Lastly, Gabriel spoke to Joseph, Mary’s fiancé, in a dream.
To each, Gabriel said, “Do not be afraid.”
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