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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Unsung Hero (12/07/06)

TITLE: Mary, my unsung hero!
By Cathy Fry
12/08/06


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I can’t imagine being a young virgin girl, taking care of my everyday chores and suddenly a stranger just appears in my house. This stranger says something like, “Look at you! God has looked upon you as a special woman. God is with you!” Wow, I think if that happened to me that I would have to sit down and take a deep breath, before I fell down. Then I would be wondering why me? I’m just an ordinary girl. Why would God say that about me?

Then out of the blue this stranger says, “Hey, girl, calm down, it’s okay, God has picked you out of all the girls around to have you carry his Son. You will give birth to this child and you will call him Jesus.” Wait a minute, that is so far fetched, there is no way, I have never slept with a man, how can this happen? The stranger answers “Yes there is a way, young one. The Holy Spirit will come down on you and the power of God will cover you. Anything is possible with God.”

I can’t imagine I would tell this stranger that I understand everything he is saying and I do want to serve God with all my heart. So I will wait for this to happen.

How could I show my face when everyone knew I was not married, but pregnant? Then when the time came to have this baby holding him in my arms, knowing that some day I would watch him suffer, a very brutal death, to save the world. How could I do that?

How could she have possibly done this? As we approach this Christmas Season let us remember Jesus is our “HERO", He is the Reason! As an empty nested mother I would have to say that Mary is my unsung hero this Christmas, because She gave birth to Jesus and later let go of him trusting God to finish her job.

Thank you God for choosing Mary and not me!


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Catrina Bradley 12/15/06
Very good writing the angel's words and Mary's responses as they might be if it happened now. I, too, am grateful for Mary; tho she might not quite be "unsung", she is definitely a hero. I like this story!
Pamela Kliewer12/15/06
This brought tears to my eyes... especially this line: "Mary is my unsung hero this Christmas, because She gave birth to Jesus and later let go of him trusting God to finish her job." This spoke to my Mother's heart... in letting go of my daughter. Thank you.

Well done!
Leigh MacKelvey12/15/06
I liked the line "thank you for choosing Mary and not me,"! I chuckled because it was an honest thought every woman probably has. I, too, liked the story.
Donna Emery12/15/06
A nice tribute to Mary and a nice way to have us look at her story from a modern point of view. Good work.
Michael Karoly12/16/06
It just makes you love Mary all the more for being obedient and responding to God's instruction. Good job!