When we look at the Bible, we see that God rarely does things the way we would do them. In particular he rarely does things the easy way, especially when the stakes are high. It seems like the more important the event, the harder the way God takes. The Christmas story and the Crucifixion are prime examples.

Luke 1:37-38 For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.

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