On an enlightened eve one righteous woman was aroused by a penetrating light. She was startled from the comfort of her bed and was immobilized at the sight of a luminous being who's voice was as that of an of angel. This divine being spoke in a thunderous manner that could be heard by her alone.
His message is as ,follows:
LUKE: 1:28,29,30,31,34,35,38 - N.K.J. version
Rejoice , highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!...Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid Mary, for you have found favor with God.And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS.. Then Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I do not know a man? And the angel answered and said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God... Then Mary said, Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me, according your word. And the angel departed from her."
Being the recipient of a seed from God's Spirit was astounding and Mary treasured this moment throughout her life. Yet Mary remembered her engagement to a Godly man named Joseph, (a carpenter by trade.) At the following daybreak she arose to
narrate this eventful news to Joseph, not knowing if he would give heed to the truth.
Mary was aware the prevailing law had harsh consequences from deviating Jewish custom. As Mary approached Joseph's humble yet well built abode to her amazement her beloved ( Joseph ) went forth to greet her. despite the birth of a new day.
Nervously she approached him not knowing what to say. Mary attempted to converse but was stifled into silence. Joseph questioned this wall of silence of a woman of which duly portrayed warmth. So Joseph tested the waters by idly remarking,
Isn't it a bit early to pay me a visit? But Mary remained silent. As a last resort to a response Joseph queried, I do believe you're startled by some strange event?"
That prompted Mary a cue to elaborate. She simply stated, "Joseph, I'm no longer a virgin. At this time frame Joseph's countenance grew pale. Mary continued, "you see Joseph, I carry the of The Seed Of God within me. I will give birth to the Savior of the world."
Now Joseph at that moment of time portrayed every color of a rainbow. Mary grew silent once more as she foreseen the the awkwardness of what had transpired. Joseph, being a just man quietly uttered ; you've altered our engagement and numbed my heart towards you. I now have no alternative but to put "you away quietly for your own good as the Pharisees would incite a mob against you.
With a shattered heart, Mary departed, awaiting Joseph's arrangement. But being a woman of virtue, she prayed to the God of Issac, Abraham and Jacob to attend for her future.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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