2. Something strange is going on...
|A window in a church in Nazareth|
Luke 1:26: "One month later God sent the angel Gabriel to the town of Nazareth in Galilee."
Your parents are talking in a whisper. Something has happened that has got everyone talking. In this small town, everyone knows everything about everyone. There’s about 400 people living in Nazareth, but today everyone is talking about one young girl. Her name is Mary and she’s about 13 years old. She lives just down the street from you. In fact, her little sister hangs out with your sister. You haven’t seen her for a while, but she’s often seen helping her mum carry water from the well in the middle of town.
Something has happen and no one is saying it out loud!
|A street in Nazareth in 2011.|
Now: Nazareth is now a large city. This is a photo of Nazareth in 2011 and you can see that much has changed. It doesn’t look much like the town that Mary grew up in. Gone is the well, gone are the houses with dirt covered walls. Gone are the large olive groves where children played once upon a time.
What has this young girl Mary done that had everyone talking?