Reflections from a Pondering Heart
by Sharon Hughson
In the beginning, Jehovah’s messenger visited me, claiming “Blessed art thou among women.” Blessed? The speculation about my untimely pregnancy became shunning. Caesar’s decree forced a grueling trip to Bethlehem during my final weeks of pregnancy. Under cover of darkness, I fled Herod’s murderous wrath. Is it any wonder I question the angel’s claim? Reads like Mary's journal.