Miracle Monday #15 Mary’s miracle story

Blessed among woman

Girls dream of many things growing up, being a princess, having a family, changing the world and many other things. I was no different, alongside these dreams I desired to serve God with my life, I also had always been a quiet person and kept thoughts and dreams in my heart.
Like many other girls, I dreamed of being married one day, becoming a wife and later on a mother. To care for my future family was a desire that burned in my heart, however, I could have never imagined how God would give me this gift.
I became engaged to a wonderful, loving man of God, needless to say I was exited to spend the rest of my life with him. The thought of starting a family to care for and grow was exhilarating. Everything seemed to be going perfectly according to plan, until the unexpected hit like a thunderstorm on a sunny day.
I was home alone, doing some everyday chores. Suddenly I received visitor I never could have imagined receiving. My initial impression was that there was a bright light in my living room, and then I saw that face of a man, but not a man. I was frightened, I wanted to run but found myself stuck in place.
Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord be with you. (Luke 1:28 NIV).
I was greatly troubled with what I had heard, I couldn’t understand what kind of greeting this was. He told me not to be afraid, that I had found favor with God, I realized this must been an angel, a messenger from the Lord. But what he said next I was even more surprising.
You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.
I asked how this was possible if I was still unmarried and a virgin. The anger named Gabriel explained.
The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
I was overwhelmed and overjoyed all at once, I couldn’t believe this was happening and at the same time I had no reason to doubt the word of God.
The process of sharing this miracle with my family and fiancé was not easy, where I come from, bad thing happen to women who get pregnant out of wedlock. The wonderful man I was to marry reacted honorably, despite it not being the reaction I hoped for. I did not pretend that the information I gave him was easy to understand or even believe, but I hoped that he would trust that I would never lie to him. Because of his love and respect for me, Joseph decided to break off the engagement privately, so that no harm would come to me. I was profoundly saddened by this, but believed that God would take care of the situation, and so He did!
At this time I went to visit my cousin and shared what was going on in my life, and I was overjoyed to find that she too was pregnant, in that moment we celebrated God’s goodness over us together.
My heart was so full, I simply did not know how to express all that I felt, so I put it into song form, and this is what came from my heart through my lips...

“My soul glorifies the Lord
    and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
    for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
    holy is his name.
His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
to Abraham and his descendants forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.”

A few weeks later Joseph, my fiancé, came to me and said he believed in me! He explained that he had been visited by a messenger of the Lord, an angel who explained everything to him.
The miracles that God performed in this story alone were choosing me to hold his child, revealing his plan to a young girl and restoring my relationship with the man I loved.
Months later when my son was born, there was a grand celestial celebration, a heavenly host lead by an angel, praising God and saying.
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and the earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
My husband and I received visitors who wanted to behold the Savior, there was lots of animated conversation about what he would do in the future and who he would be to our people. As for me I treasured up all these things and pondered them in my heart.
If you remember nothing else from my story remember this... our God has a grand master plan, and he is kind enough to include us in it, we must only be willing to be used by Him, so that one day we may be a blessing to others we may never come to know.

My name is Mary (the mother of Jesus) and this is one of my miracle stories.

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