The latest craze for a pregnant couple is to have a gender reveal party announcing to family and friends (and Facebook) whether the expectant momma is having a boy or a girl.  There are many creative ways to make this announcement – pink or blue cream-filled cupcakes; a release of either pink or blue balloons; candy bars wrapped in pink or blue paper; the swing of a golf ball revealing pink or blue powder.

These celebrations to reveal the gender of an unborn baby can be quite elaborate.

It’s interesting though that the gender reveal announcement of the greatest birth of all time was actually quite simple.

Luke 1:30 tells us that the angel said to Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.  You will be with child and give birth to a son and you are to give him the name Jesus.”

*No cupcakes were needed.  Just an angel with a message.
*No sonogram was taken.  Just a virgin with child.
*No public celebration.  Just Mary and Gabriel.

What a simple way to reveal the gender of the most precious baby sent to save an entire world!