Why did the angel describe God as 'the most high'?

Christians believe that God is not just great but that he is greater than anything or anybody else. Christians believe that if everybody’s name was written down on a long list in order of greatness God’s name would be at the very, very top of the list; God’s name would be higher than anybody else’s name.


The angel who spoke to Mary understood God’s greatness. He adored God so much that he described him in the best way he could: ‘the Most High’.