And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak to you…
A friend of mine once asked the wife of Havelock how her husband bore himself during the terrible conflicts in India. She replied, "I know not. But I know he is trusting in God and doing his duty." These glorious words may bind us all together; wherever we are, if those who know us best can say with certainty, when asked about us, " They are trusting in God and doing their duty," we shall have the blessed peace that was given to Havelock.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.