By the incarnation,
God broke His silence.
The only way He could fulfill
the law was to become one of us. To be
tempted just like us ... but to say "no"
to the temptation. Then, after saying
"no" for thirty-three years,
He drank the cup,
became our sin,
took our beating,
died in our place,
and rose from the dead
And she brought forth her firstborn Son,
and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and
laid Him in a manger, because there was no
room for them in the inn.
Hush, my babe; be still and slumber,
Holy angels guard thy bed,
Heavenly blessing without number
Gently resting on thy head.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
But I'm getting ahead of
myself. What did Mary know?
Mary had received her information from
an angel (a messenger sent by God).
"Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise
for you: you will become pregnant and give birth to
a son and call His name Jesus. He will be great. He
will be called `Son of the Highest.' The Lord God will
give Him the throne of His father David; He will
rule Jacob's house foreverthere will be no end, ever,
to His kingdom" (The Message).