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Highly Favored!

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The angel went to Mary and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you”. She was chosen to bring forth the Son of the Most High. She was young, virgin, and soon to be married. Can you imagine the uncomfortable feeling Mary must have had? She had to face her fiancé, tell him she was pregnant, and then convince him the child was a Holy child. Her repercussions could have meant a sure death. There was nothing in that moment to confirm her story… no DNA test to verify this babe was from God. We are always asking for the favor of God, yet are you prepared to accept His favor when it is not convenient to you?

Mary would have felt much better if the Lord had waited until she was married, then consulted both her and her husband. They could have sat together, broke bread, and had an invigorating drink over the issue. That is how we think. We want it to be comfortable. Sometimes God cannot bless us in comfort. He wants to see our acceptance, obedience, and trust in the wo…