Faith to the Test
The angel told me not to be afraid,” he says.
A breeze laps at her face and she remains quiet, thinking. “So then, you are not?”
He breaks the bread in two and hands her a piece. “I wish I could say that I am not, but I am. I am terrified.” He watches as others gather around the well. “What does that make me?”
She sits on the ground and reaches for a fig. ”As human as I,” she says. “I too am frightened. There is so much that I don’t know.” Her voice is faint. “So much that I will never understand.” He looks at her, and her eyes are deep, touching the far reaches of her soul. “Why was I chosen for this? Why you?”
He shakes his head. “How will I teach him?”
“How do you teach any child?” she asks.
He turns his face to her. “Yes. But how do you teach Him?” They eat in silence as the question fills the air around them. “How will I raise Him?”
“With love,” she says.
He looks at her. “But is love from a common man enough?”
She traces her finger through the blades of grass in front of her. “It will be more than enough,” she says. “It is the very reason He’s coming.”
We are loved by love Himself. He loves us big and He loves us strong, and yes – love wins period
“One night an angel came to Joseph in a dream and told him that Mary’s baby was the Son of God. The angel told Joseph to marry Mary and to name her baby Jesus. Jesus was to be the Savior of the world” Matthew 1: 20-21

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