My dear Mary,
While you were visiting your kinswoman, Elizabeth, I heard that you were with child. I was shocked and saddened to hear this news! While I struggled to understand, I decided it was best to quietly break our betrothal. In the morning, I would send word to your father, of my decision. As I slept that night, I was awakened by an angel! The angel told me not to be afraid to take you as my wife. The child you are carrying is conceived by God! You were chosen because you are pure and good. I was overwhelmed by this message! We are to call the child you will bear, Jesus.
Although, this mystery is hard to comprehend, I know of Isaiah’s prophesy. Out of the house of David, a virgin will conceive and bear a son and he will be called Emmanuel, God with us. The son that we will raise will be our savior! I do not know how all of this will work out, but I will take care of you and the babe. This is my promise to you and to God. Together, we will witness God’s unfolding plan. We must do our best to listen and follow his word.
- Sally Forbes