Observation: It is so encouraging to me that God not only gave her an angelic encounter, but also gave her Elizabeth who would believe her and understand her and encourage her.
Question: Who is Theophilus? It is possible that Theophilus is a generic name since the meaning is “loved by God” or “friend of God.” There are several theories as to who he is assuming he is a real person. The simple answer is that he is likely a high-ranking or influential Gentile.
Application: It is notable that Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the temple and gave the required offering. To raise Jesus, they needed to obey what God had already revealed. I want to focus on doing what God has already prescribed in His word.
Prayer: Lord, just like Mary, I offer myself to You as Your servant. Use me however You desire.