In the first week of the “Advent” series, Pastor Nate preaches about the Advent season, which is a month-long lead-up to Christmas in which churches of a certain tradition celebrate that Jesus came & that He is coming again. Although traditions differ, we are focusing on the hope that comes with the fact that Jesus has come & that He is coming back again. God knows where you’re coming from, where you are now & where you’re going. Although Mary didn’t seem like anyone special, God chose her to carry Jesus because of that fact. Mary allows her faith to be stronger than her fear & begins preparing for Jesus, although others will likely not believe and the circumstances go against everything in her culture. If Jesus could come from such humble beginnings, He could be that much more relatable to all of humanity, His sacrifice that much more believable, and His second coming that much more miraculous.