Here’s something radical. Young Jewish girl, named Miryam (Mary). Betrothed to Yossi (Joseph), local crafts guy. Up and announced that some angel or somesuch had told her that she was going to have a baby. And, hey, Yossi, not just any baby. But a Son of David. I dunno, Yossi, sounds like he might even be our Messiah.
From Luke 1, this radical news:
26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. 28And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
Two things to take away from this bit of good news. First, if you are Christian, you are first Jewish. Second, if you are Jewish but haven’t accepted Jesus as Lord, as king over the house of Jacob forever, what are you waiting for?
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