We are excited to bring you our newest Paint Me a Picture series, “Because She Believed: The Story of Mary.”
Jesus’ mother Mary was called many things. She was called a young virgin, a wife, and a mother. But ultimately, God defined her by her faith, as her cousin Elizabeth exclaimed in this passage of the Bible:
Elizabeth gave a glad cry and exclaimed to Mary, “God has blessed you above all women, and your child is blessed. Why am I so honored, that the mother of my Lord should visit me? When I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”
Luke 1:42-45 NLT
In the world’s eyes, Mary was hardly noticeable. She was an unmarried woman from a small village and most likely no more than 16 years old when she became pregnant with Jesus. But she became important because of one small decision: to believe God.
Because she believed, this ordinary young woman was able to travel bravely into the unseen and played perhaps one of the most significant roles imaginable in God’s plan. Because she believed, Jesus was able to live a life that brought light to the world. Because she believed, the world was changed for the better.
So if you’ve ever asked yourself…
- Does God have a purpose for me?
- Does he really notice what I’m doing?
- Could my life really make a difference in the world?
…then Mary’s story is for you.
Join us as we begin Mary’s story with a Prologue: Mary, Mary, Quite Extraordinary and discover what can happen because you believe.
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