Can a virgin give birth to God without seed? Could the people of Israel cross the sea without getting wet? When listening to the words so wisely given at last night's service, one would wonder why the church was not packed to capacity, unless of course, you know the answer to the questions I just posed.
Those were some of the thoughts I had as a young married woman in my early twenties, as friends tried to distort the gospel truth, saying Jesus had brothers and sisters. Today, the Orthodox Church with its fullness offers an explanation. After Israel's passage, the sea remained impassable. This was indeed a miracle, so was Mary's virginity.
The Virgin Mother of God, remained a Virgin after Emmanuel's birth. He took flesh from Mary and became incarnate by the power of the Holy Spirit. There is no one else on earth that came from Mary, who in the appointed time, gave birth to the Pre-eternal God, the Word who appeared as Man, for our sake. He was God before all ages....Glory be to Him!
Jesus invites us to come to the stable. Come and find Him. He is calling out your name.....Are you listening to His voice?
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