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Mary's Challenge From Gabriel
by larry r linville
Saturday, December 08, 2007
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Stepping out of the nativity, I pick up a pre-nativity story as Mary is asked by the angel to give birth to God's son.

Gabriel told Mary she would have a boy
For her and everyone as a source of joy
Can you imagine how shocked she became
Pledged to Joseph but not sharing his name

Did she have the choice to say “no” to her God?
The angel didn’t ask – which seems very odd
Instead she accepted it with all of her heart
Not knowing what it would take to play her part

she visited Elizabeth to see
if she was with child as he said she’d be
Liz was with child like Mary had been told
Which strengthened her faith and made her more bold

with this new faith she followed God each day
and obeyed God’s instructions all the way
not knowing all the trials she’d endure
but feeling all the time she was secure

That faith led her through the short days ahead
and stayed with her after her son was dead
But it also led her through the dark skies
outside that grave from which he did arise

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Reviewed by Kathy Armijo
This exemplifies the TRUE meaning of faith by blindly following His word. She is a great example for all of us to emulate.

Thank you for the great thoughts you've brought during this Christmas season.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Very well done Larry and brings tears to my eyes at every thought. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Mary, did you know...that beautiful song comes to mind, reading this beautiful write of obedience. (spelling??) We could very well learn from her example. Well done, Larry.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Can you imagine how shocked she became
Pledged to Joseph but not sharing his name

You provide more Food for Thought, and add to your series quite well.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Excellent write, Larry; well penned! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
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