Advent in the season when Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus by remembering God's grace to those involved at the time. It is a great time to reflect on the wonder of God's love, joy, peace, and hope.
In this message I try to show how the news of Jesus' coming would have been traumatic to Mary, a young (likely 12-14 years old) virgin girl who was engaged to be married. Imagine the dilemma of being told you were going to be a mother when you weren't even married at the time. What would people think? How would it impact your reputation?
As you listen to this message, I pray that God will bless you not only as you remember Jesus' birth, but how our faith grows as we trust Him through our times of dilemma.
God bless you, Kirk McCormick