The promise of a Savior, miraculously conceived. The blessed assurance that with God, nothing is impossible.
But this was a difficult miracle. Mary, a woman of purity in whom God was greatly pleased, was to suffer the indignity of an unwed mother. She was to bear a child although she had no husband. In her day, this was an offense punishable by stoning to death. What would her fiance, the carpenter Joseph, say?
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