the Sanhedrin has been replaced with a gaggle of girls from sunday school (don't forgetThey were Jewish which means they had Laws to uphold.
Would your parents believe you if you came home from school one day and told them you were preggers but not to worry because it's Gods, how would that story be received?
Mary knew that she was going to live long enough to deliver, so I don't think she was afraid of dying as much as she was simply not believed. It was a sort of shaming and shunning that she experienced. Many called her child illegitimate. It wasn't easy for her, but she was willing to take it all on anyway.
I asked the girls in my youth group if they would say yes like Mary did, and they all raised their hands. Then I told them for every one of you that raised their hands, there is a firing squad in the parking lot. NOW how many would do what Mary did...
Everyone of them raised their hand again. That is faith. Mary was filled with it.
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