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ONE BRIGHT DAY IN NAZARETH
12/13/2018 3:54:00 PM by: Ron Susek

         You will find an excerpt from Silent Night, Holy War in today's edition of FaithWalk: Courage for the Journey.

                                         

One Bright Day in Nazareth
by Ron Susek
@Golden Quill Publications

Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 
(Luke 1:28)

         That's when it happened.  Without warning or preparation, the unseen world exploded before her eyes, and a form materialized from nowhere.  Frightened, Mary drew back trembling.  Gabriel, the mighty angel who appears only for cosmic events, scanned the mountaintops to let the chattering imps of hell know not to come near, then spoke, "Greetings, you who are highly favored!  The Lord is with you."  His voice sounded richer than human, with command and compassion intoning and flowing as one.
        He continued:

        Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God.  You will be with
        child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus.  He
        will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.  The Lord God will
        give him the throne of his father David.  And he will reign over the house of
        Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.

In her thin, youthful voice, Mary asked the angel, "How will this be, since I am a virgin?"  She felt startled by her strength to speak clearly.
        The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.  So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God."
         Mary was not in a trance, but was oblivious of the world around her.  She was transported to the ethereal, while still in the natural realm.  Enraptured, she gazed upon the angel, who continued with the extraordinary announcement, "Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month.  For nothing is impossible with God.

         In light of the miracles performed for both Mary and Elizabeth, consider your greatest challenge in life as you ponder, "For nothing is impossible with God." 
 
        Have a peaceful season as you think upon these things. 
 
Always remember, Immanuel: God is with you!

 
Your friend,
Ron

                                                     
 

 

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