God chose a young, unknown girl who lived in a relatively unknown city to bring about the most celebrated event in human history. God uses nobodies to tell everybody about Somebody. God specialises in choosing ordinary people and doing extraordinary things with them and through them.
The Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions have raised Mary to the position of a female deity, worthy of worship and to whom we should address our prayers. Protestants on the other hand tend to minimise her importance and fail to recognise her as the unique and remarkable woman that she was. God chose Mary for what could be arguably the most important job in history – bringing our Saviour Jesus Christ into the world. She was the perfect unlikely choice, which made her story even more remarkable.
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