Virgin Mary?

I can just imagine the looks on my parents’ face as I tell them I’m pregnant. My mom looks shocked and extremely hurt. My dad is furious. “Who did this to you? I’ll throw him across the Atlantic Ocean! And . . . and you, young lady!—” I wince and wait for him to continue— “You should’ve known better than to . . . ugh, I can’t even bear to look at you.”

I shake my head vigorously. “Nobody did this to me, Dad. It was… It was G-God.” My voice is suddenly stronger, even though my Dad is looking at me like I’m nuts. “I remain a virgin.”

 

We have no way of knowing how exactly Mary broke the news to her parents. At only fourteen or fifteen—and betrothed to someone else, for that matter—her parents must have been humiliated at the ‘behavior’ of their daughter. Probably nobody would’ve believed her. She was on her own. A lot of people wanted nothing to do with her. She was probably called a lot of names, like the modern day ‘slut’. A lot of people thought that she was a dirt bag who threw her life away.

Actually, Mary did give her life away. She sacrificed having a normal Jewish life to be rejected and looked down upon by all. . . All so that she could give birth to the Savior of the world.

She said yes to the LORD . . .

Will you answer God’s calling for your life?

 

~Emma

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