She was thoroughly shaken, wondering what was behind a greeting like that. But the angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus.- Luke 1:26-38
The Feast of the Annunciation is celebrated to honor the day the Angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her that she would be carrying the Son of God. In this day and age, an unmarried woman who became pregnant could have been stoned to death. Yet, Mary trusted God to know that she would be kept safe for she was going to carry His son. On the day the Annunciation is celebrated we remember why Mary said yes rather than no.