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Highly Favored

And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was
sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named
Nazareth, To a virgin espoused to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house of
David; and the virgin's name was Mary.

And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail,
you that are highly favored, the Lord is with you:
blessed are you among women. (Luke 1:26-28)

She was "highly favored" ... but was almost put away by the man she loved the most.

"Highly favored" ... but she was rejected by every person in Bethlehem.

"Highly Favored" ... but she laid on the dirt floor of a barn and gave birth to a baby she carried nine months.

"Highly Favored" ... but in the middle of the night had to leave all she knew and move to a strange town because God said so.

Favor never looks like favor at first. Favor sometimes takes you through frustration, failure, and fear. You want to be favored of God? It may be in darkest night or deepest valley. But there in that place where no one sees you and you feel like no one understands whisper to yourself, "this is only the beginning not the end. This will turn out for my good and His glory. This is because...I'm Favored."

~ Evangelist Brent Carr


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