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As we approach the last few days before Christmas I thought it would be a good time to begin reading about the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Today we will begin in Luke 1. For the most part, this is the story of John the Baptist’s birth, but it also talks about Mary and the story of how the angel Gabriel notified her of her role in the birth of Christ. Gabriel’s message required Mary and Elizabeth to have tremendous amounts of faith and obedience. The possibilities surrounding pregnancy of a woman who had been barren her whole like and of a young virgin would obviously require miraculous occurrences. Yet, both women believed and took their roles seriously and with honor. How many of us would be willing to believe the impossible when it comes to God providing for us in miraculous ways?

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