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I Am Mary

I consider Mary’s reply to Angel Gabriel’s message about the birth of Christ to be one of the most remarkable ever recorded in Scripture. It is easy to assume that you would respond the same as Mary did if placed in the same circumstance—I mean, who would turn down being the vessel through which the Christ would come, right? “Such a blessing Mary received,” you’d say. “Such high favor from God, Himself!” But it doesn’t end there. To be blessed and highly favored doesn’t mean exemption from troubles and hardships. In fact, with this privilege of destiny come certain difficulties. “To whom much is given, much is also required” (Luke 12:48b). There’s a price that every disciple must pay to follow Jesus—“If you will be my disciple, you must lay down your life, pick up your cross, and follow me,” Jesus said (Matthew 16:24). Mary was blessed, but she was also warned…“And a sword will pierce your soul too” (Luke 2:35b). This later [partly] manifested as Mary witnessing the agony and death of Jesus on …