Luke 1:28 ” The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.’ “

For a moment, put yourself in Mary’s place.  An angel has suddenly appeared, telling you that you’re not only divinely favored among all women, but that you have been selected to bear the Son of God…all the while maintaining your pure, chaste physical condition.  Being a devout Jewish young lady, Mary undoubtedly would have remembered the famous prophecy of Christ’s virgin birth spoken in the past by the Prophet Isaiah…”The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.”  (Isaiah 7:14)   But what this angel was telling Mary had to have been just too amazing to fully comprehend.  Would you have blindly trusted this angel’s explanation?  Or would you have balked after first considering the consequences if you said, Yes…knowing there would be gossip, embarrassment, and heartache ahead?

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