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Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
20503 posts
5/25/2009 11:53 am

Last Read:
5/26/2009 4:56 pm

A Lesson from Mary


"Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary." Luke 1:26‒27

It is difficult for us to understand, 2,000 years later, the significance of the angel Gabriel's appearance to Mary in Nazareth.
After all, he could have found the future mother of the Messiah in Rome, the capital of the greatest power on earth at the time. He could have found her in Athens, the cultural center of the world, or in Jerusalem, the spiritual center of the world.
But God chose Nazareth, an obscure but extremely wicked city that was notorious for its sin. Upon hearing that Jesus was from there, Nathanael said, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" (John 1:46).
What is amazing about Mary is that she lived a godly life in a godless place and she did so as a very young . Commentators believe she may have been as young as 12, but not much older than 14.
Here she was, a nobody living in a nothing town in the middle of nowhere, precisely the kind of person that God goes out of His way to call. He chose an unknown girl in a relatively unknown city to bring about the most known event in human history, an event so significant that we actually
divide human time by it.
Maybe you are trying to live out your faith in a godless place today, at work or school or among unbelieving family members. You're wondering if it can be done. It can.
Mary stands as an example for us, proving that it is possible to live a godly life in an ungodly world.

May the Lord bless you and keep you


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
5/25/2009 4:44 pm

happy to be there for you pat, thanks for stopping by, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you


JustMe506 56F
444 posts
5/26/2009 9:49 am

Hey dundeal! Cool!


Dundeal
(William Watson)
67M
18097 posts
5/26/2009 4:56 pm

glad that you like it justme, cheers

May the Lord bless you and keep you